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How do I rearrange the order of Spotlight categories? [Resolved]

I believe I used to have the ability to rearrange the search categories shown in Spotlight, but I can't drag to rearrange within System Preferences > Spotlight anymore (El Capitan). Is there some other way to do this?

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Asked September 22, 2018
Posted Under: Apple
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Apple removed this feature in El Capitan. I searched deeper in spotlight's plist file:


But I can't find any way to re order the entries in this version of OS X.

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Answered September 22, 2018

I had the same problem. Try to just turn off spotlight suggestions. For me, PDF comes right to the top, followed by my other docs, which is just how I want it.

credit: Amnah
Answered September 22, 2018
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