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10.6: Disable Spotlight and remove Spotlight icon from menu
Authored by: everkleer80 on Nov 10, '09 02:23:59PM

Ah, that's your problem there... everything (particularly any indexed search) will be a lot slower than it should be if your drive is 98% full. I realize that for whatever reason, you may not be able to get some extra storage and/or free up some space, but I'm just pointing out that that's definately slowing things down (assuming it's your system drive - I apologize for misunderstanding if it's not). And I'm sure you probably know all this, but I just wanted to mention it because I was surprised to see people had time to open a folder (even if it's in the dock) and navigate anywhere in the time that it takes Spotlight to return. As I mention below, Spotlight has never taken more than 3 seconds to find a file for me (by filename or by contents - usually < 1sec for a filename search), but then I don't think I've ever gone below about 10% (18GB) free.

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