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10.5: Remove the Spotlight menu bar icon
Authored by: deibhaid on Jan 30, '09 03:00:33PM

I wrote a little simple script that can be run to disable and enable Spotlight. It writes an empty file to keep track of whether it's disabled or enabled.

#!/bin/sh
if [ -f /System/Library/LaunchAgents/Spotlight.disabled ]
then sudo chmod 644 /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Spotlight.plist
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app
sudo rm /System/Library/LaunchAgents/Spotlight.disabled
echo "enabled"
else sudo chmod 0 /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Spotlight.plist
sudo chmod -R 0 /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app
sudo touch /System/Library/LaunchAgents/Spotlight.disabled
for i in $(ps aux | grep Spotlight | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}');do kill -9 $i;done
echo "disabled"
fi



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