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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: incogenator on Nov 09, '09 08:11:55AM

who do people want to not use spotlight? is there a better alternative that we dont know about?



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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: chabig on Nov 09, '09 08:35:50AM

They just don't understand. When OS X came out there were plenty of people who wanted to disable virtual memory.



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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: olivermomo on Nov 09, '09 09:19:15AM

That's a condescending attitude. There are those who understand Mac OS X well but simply do not use Spotlight's features very often. There is no reason to waste resources on indexing if you aren't going to leverage the resulting index.



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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: poenn on Nov 09, '09 09:29:50AM

What I would love to see is a FULL enable of Spotlight, meaning that it should be configurable to search really everywhere with the menu bar icon and not only with a self-created search in the sidebar...



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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: rycardo on Nov 09, '09 07:07:40PM

Have you looked at "Find Any File"?

I use it a lot, it will search all files, including system, hidden, etc.

I believe it uses Spotlight's indexing, but I could be wrong.

HTH



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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: jgc on Nov 09, '09 12:54:53PM
Spotlight searching and indexing in 10.4 proved to be an absolute dog in a NetBoot environment, making the system virtually unusable until we turned it off. I don't think the situation improved in 10.5 much.

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