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project:spotlight [2009/12/13 07:22]
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project:spotlight [2009/12/13 07:23] (current)
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 +===== Disable Spotlight on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) =====
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 +Mac OS X spotlight is a cool service but it may extremely slow down your system performance if you have an older system or are dealing with lots of files. It keeps the harddisk extremely busy leaving no time for normal system operation. ​
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 +To permanentely turn Spotlight indexing off the following commands need to be executed in a terminal session:
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 +  sudo mdutil -a -i off
 +  sudo chmod 600 /​System/​Library/​CoreServices/​Search.bundle/​Contents/​MacOS/​Search
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 +The menu bar will be restarted with 
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 +  killall SystemUIServer ​
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 +It might be necessary to reapply this procedure after a system patch has been installed.
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