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Screen Sieve for Mac OS X beefs up search abilities


Yellow Lemon Software has updated Screen Sieve (, its screen-searching utility for Mac OS X, to version 1.2.1. The new version gives users the ability to search not only the currently focused window, but also search the window currently under their mouse cursor.

Screen Sieve is an application that lets users search the contents of their currently active window. Utilizing Mac OS X’s built-in support for Accessibility, the software is able to search the windows of any application that supports Accessibility, including most Cocoa- and Carbon-based applications. As the user types, Screen Sieve highlights all visible occurrences of characters, words and phrases, allowing you to locate text in a crowded web-page or highlighting the location of a file in a Finder window.

Screen Sieve supports both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Screen Sieve is free, but donations are accepted.

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