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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: obiwan2u on Sep 28, '05 05:58:05AM
Reasons why I don't like Spotlight:
  • In the System Preferences->Spotlight->Search Results screen, it says "Only selected categories will appear in Spotlight search results". Does that mean that files under those categories will still be searched? Yes, I can search the internet to figure this out, but it's poor GUI design.
  • In the System Preferences->Spotlight->Search Results screen, there's no way to figure out which "Documents" it's referring to (is it the Documents directory which is the default for the webserver?)
  • In the search results, it doesn't obviously show where the found things are. If you search for something common, you'll get many many search results lines which look identical. Very poorly designed.
  • There's no way to temporarily disable Spotlight.

Also, if I disable Spotlight can I still search for things using Finder->File->Find ?


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