Yes you can use your Spotlight hotkey for Raycast. In fact, this is what we recommend to keep your muscle memory. You can learn in the
Yes, Raycast is a full replacement for your application launcher. The built-in Search Files command allows you to quickly find the files that you're looking for.
Raycast is designed to be clean and fast with less noise. Hence, most searches are nested inside commands. There are two ways to open commands faster.
You can assign a hotkey to a particular command and open it directly. For example, you can set
⌥ B to the Search Browser Bookmarks command and search bookmarks easily. We also made a short video about hotkeys if you’re not familiar with it.
You can also assign an alias to any particular command and then type
<alias> <space> in Raycast to open it. For example, you can set
f as an alias to the Search Files command. Now you can open Raycast and type
f <space> to search for files.
We are building support for multiple accounts as part of the API that we're currently working on.
Yes, this is an integrated feature. If it is not working for you, please double check that your permissions are up to date (required: Removable Volumes permission)
Right now, you can't open events with Google calendar as we depend on the Apple API, but this is something that we are looking into improving in the future.
The latest version of Google Drive (49.0 or later) stores files on a separate Volume which cannot be indexed by Spotlight. Because Raycast uses the Spotlight index to search for files and folders it returns no results for Google Drive.
As a work-around you can log in to the Google Workspace extension in Raycast and use the "Search Google Drive Files" command.
Open Raycast Preferences using
⌘ , or from the menu bar icon. In the General tab, select the larger preferred Text Size.
You can use the Export Preferences and Data command to save the required Raycast data in a config file. Copy the file to your other Mac and select it from the Import Preferences and Data command. Just opening the config file from the Finder will also open the same command.
If any of the extensions you use has some private data, Raycast will prompt for a password. You need to enter the password twice to confirm and then re-enter the same password while importing in another Mac.
Yes you can, go to Advanced tab in preferences and select
No, this happens automatically. It’s possible to manual check for new extension updates by using the command:
Check For Extensions Updates
If you get the above dialog it means that your Raycast database password in your Keychain has been reset and no longer matching the one in Raycast. The only way to proceed from here is if you have a backup of your keychain (or timemachine backup)
How to get it from the timemachine backup:
- Go to this folder:
Your Time Machine backup volume>
[choose a date when RC was working]>
[your machine name] - Data>
[your user name]>
Keychains(You can skip this step if you have the file already)
- Open the file
- Search for
- Pick the older one, copy the password, and paste into the new one
This is because Firefox has disabled accessibility features by default. You can enable at your own risk by following the following steps.
- Open Firefox
about:configin the address bar and hit return
- Search for
- Click the edit button near the matching result (pencil icon)
- Set the value to
Yes, Raycast is free for everyone to use, also corporate users.
Raycast can be removed from your computer like any other app. There are several apps in the market that can help you with the process. However, if you want to do it manually, here is where to find every file related to Raycast:
- You may have a
- You may have Raycast entries on your Keychain. Open Keychain Access, look for Raycast in the top-right search in order to check those entries.
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