I am sorry to hear the migration was not as seamless as it should have been.
The migration tool creates HoudahSpot 4 saved searches. These can be saved as templates using HoudahSpot 4.
I see how the migration tool can be improved here.
Search locations work differently in HoudahSpot 4 than they did in HoudahSpot 3. HoudahSpot 4 now lets you include folders even when these are nested in an exlcuded lcoation. E.g. search ~/Library/Mail even though you have excluded the rest of ~/Library.
The migration tool should bring over search locations as these were set up in HoudahSpot 3. You will need to double-check those since these may not have the same meaning to HoudahSpot 4.
Did the mirgration tool fail to copy over search locations?
Can you email me one of the templates on which it failed?
There is a hidden preference to prefer new windows over tabs.
1. Quit HoudahSpot
2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
3. Paste in the following line:
defaults write com.houdah.HoudahSpot4 openDocumentsInNewWindow -bool YES
4. Hit Enter / Return
To revert to the default, use the following command:
defaults delete com.houdah.HoudahSpot4 openDocumentsInNewWindow
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