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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: GlowingApple on Jul 11, '05 01:12:50AM

Great apps! Now if only I didn't need to restart after disabling Spotlight I might have a valid use for the app. As much of a pain as Spotlight can be, it still comes in handy at times.

I just wish that when I connected an external hard drive it would sit there and grind indexing the drive. To stop the index I have to drag every drive I add to the private tab, which is difficult when the indexing seems to grind even my dual 2.0gHz G5 to a halt. When I connect a separate user's hard drive a day (for imaging backups at my workplace), it can be quite annoying. It would certainly be nice to be able to disable Spotlight temporarily or just disable it for all external media (unfortunately adding /Volumes or even the /dev/disk??? device to the private tab doesn't do this).

Jayson --When Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" tell them "Apple."

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