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Tembo includes a couple of hidden features and options. Read below on how to activate and configure these.
Please update to the latest version of Tembo before trying out these features.
 
1. Default search scope
 
New Tembo searches open to search "Local Volumes". 
This is controlled by the defaultSearchScope setting. You may configure this with any valid path or one of these values: kMDQueryScopeHome, kMDQueryScopeComputer, kMDQueryScopeNetwork.
To update this setting: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste one of the following lines to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo defaultSearchScope "kMDQueryScopeHome"
 
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo defaultSearchScope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
 
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo defaultSearchScope "kMDQueryScopeNetwork"
 
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo defaultSearchScope "~/Documents"
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To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo defaultSearchScope
[/CODE]
 
 
2. List mounted volumes
 
Tembo may be configured to list currently mounted volumes in the "Where:" section of the main sidebar.
 
To enable this feature: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste one of the following lines to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo listVolumeScopes -bool YES
[/CODE]
 
To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo listVolumeScopes
[/CODE]
 
 
3. Maximum result count
 
By default Tembo displays up to 2500 results in drill-down views.
This limit may be configured by updating the maxCount setting.
To update this setting: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste one of the following lines to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo maxCount -integer 5000
[/CODE]
 
To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo maxCount
[/CODE]
 
 
4. Grouped results: date and time values
 
By default Tembo displays the date last opened in the grouped results list. This may show no value if a file was - to the knowledge of Spotlight - never opened.
Alternatively you may have Tembo display the date the files were created, modified or added to the system. This behavior is controlled by the groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey setting.
To update this setting: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste one of the following lines to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey "kMDItemContentCreationDate"
 
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey "kMDItemContentModificationDate"
 
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey "kMDItemDateAdded"
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The date added attribute records the date when a file was copied or downloaded to your Mac. This may be significantly more recent than date created or modified.
Not all applications or versions of Mac OS X record values for this attribute.
 
You may also set the grouped result list to always show the date value used for sorting results. The appropriate command is:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey "-"
[/CODE]
 
To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo groupedResultsViewDateAttributeKey
[/CODE]
 
 
5. Sort by date added
 
Tembo offers options to sort results by date last opened, date modified or date created. There is also a hidden option to sort results by date added.
 
To enable this option you need to change the value of the enableDateAddedSorting setting.
To do so: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste one of the following lines to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo enableDateAddedSorting -bool YES
[/CODE]
 
To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo enableDateAddedSorting
[/CODE]
 
The date added attribute records the date when a file was copied or downloaded to your Mac. This may be significantly more recent than date created or modified.
Not all applications or versions of Mac OS X record values for this attribute.
 
 
6. Show results with no value for the sort attribute
 
By default Tembo excludes files from the result list when there is no recorded value for the attributed used for sorting.
E.g. when sorting by date last used, files which  - to the knowledge of Spotlight - have never been opened will not be listed.
 
This behavior is controlled by the applySortKeyFilter setting.
To update this setting: Quit Tembo.app. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste the following line to the command line in Terminal.app. Hit Return.
 
 
[CODE]
defaults write com.houdah.Tembo applySortKeyFilter -bool NO
[/CODE]
 
To revert this setting to the default behavior, use:
 
 
[CODE]
defaults delete com.houdah.Tembo applySortKeyFilter
[/CODE]
 
 
7. Start a Tembo search by invoking a URL
 
Tembo implements a custom URL scheme. This makes it possible to start Tembo searches from any application capable of invoking URLs.
 
The URL has the following format:
 
 
[CODE]
tmbo://search?searchString=Houdah%20Software&groupKey=EVERNOTE&queryFocus=name
[/CODE]
 
Possible values for the optional groupKey argument are:
 
 
[CODE]
APPLICATIONS, BOOKMARKS, CONTACT, DIRECTORIES, DOCUMENTS, EVENT_TODO, EVERNOTE, FONTS, IMAGES, MESSAGES, MOVIES, MUSIC, PDF, SOURCE, SYSTEM_PREFS, XML
[/CODE]
 
Possible values for the optional queryFocus argument are:
 
 
[CODE]
default, name, content, any, tag, whereFrom
[/CODE]
 

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Would be great to have a Sort  by Size option.
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