TidBits Publishing Inc. is pleased to announce publication of a unique resource for users of Mac OS X has released “Take Control of Spotlight for Finding Anything on Your Mac.”

In this US$15, 158-page ebook, Mac expert Sharon Zardetto explores the hidden depths of Spotlight searching, one of Mac OS X’s most powerful yet least explained features. In the process, she reveals beginner and power-user techniques, including the secret grammar behind Spotlight searches so that readers can search directly using Spotlight’s internal query language.

Zardetto first explains how Spotlight indexes data, describes the concepts underlying Spotlight searches, and then illustrates the many ways users can start Spotlight searches: the magnifying glass in the menu bar, the search field in Finder windows or the Open and Save dialogs, a keyboard shortcut, a contextual menu, or customized and saved searches they’ve made for themselves. She then turns to how readers can find exactly what they’re looking for, by employing keyword searches, multiple-criteria searches, Boolean searches, and more.

For more info about the book, including the table of contents and an author bio, go to http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781615423934 .