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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: burntout on May 14, '05 09:23:23AM

Whinge, whinge, whinge!
If you don't like it, don't use it, and certainly don't hack up your system using this ridiculously heavy-handed method.



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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: SM on Jul 02, '05 08:47:23AM

burntout? Adequate name with your attitude. Just don't use a staple part of the Mac OS that's BEEN a part since day one? Where's yer brains man LOL.

I'm sooo sick of this STUPID frigging Spotlight THING bringing up totally irrelevant results. When I search for a file I look for it by NAME not by mp3 tag, text within a document, text within a pdf file, items that contain any PART of a two or three word search or anything else. Not to mention I don't like scrolling thru a bunch of irrelevant CATEGORIES to find things. I know what I want and this ridiculous thing is just about the stupidest bloatware idea Apple ever thought up.

And why in the world can't a person just turn the crap OFF without hacking up the system?? Something akin to "Simple Finder" in the OS 9 days. Something like Enable Simple Find or Use Spotlight? Dumasses getting bad as frigging Bill Gates trying to dictate how THEY want me to do computing, not leaving me an option to make the choice to use it the way *I* want to.

I'm looking for an app to use to replace Apple's Find altogether. Then I don't need to hack up the system and I can tell this stupid spotlight to make all drives "private" so it don't index them.



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search replacement
Authored by: sjk on Jul 02, '05 09:48:39PM

Calm down and try EasyFind?



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