Laserlight provides a window to type in your Spotlight search string and then puts that string directly into the Spotlight search field, bypassing the slow, as-you-type search method normally employed. Optionally you can search on keywords/names only instead of all content, and may restrict the search by kind and/or date.
NOTE: the release of this update has been long overdue. I give my sincerest thanks to d-point.org and I must apologize to d-point and all German-speaking users for the lengthy delay in getting this update out the door, the fault of which is entirely my own.
Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later