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MacBytes
May 9, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Link: How to disable Spotlight. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050509111822)

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emw
May 9, 2005, 10:26 AM
Not sure how useful this is, other that to make sure your porn can't be indexed. But it was interesting readying a MacTeens forum - really makes me appreciate this place.

winmacguy
May 9, 2005, 01:49 PM
Not sure how useful this is, other that to make sure your porn can't be indexed. But it was interesting readying a MacTeens forum - really makes me appreciate this place.
Actually sounds quite useful if you dont want your whole server indexed with a million files on it!
We work of 1.7 terabyte Xserve at work and dont want to have Spotlight putting the whole office "on hold" while it indexes the Xserve so that we can use it. We already have an organised structured file system set up with out Spotlight trying to help us.

mainstreetmark
May 9, 2005, 03:32 PM
Hell, I'm thinking about it.

Every time I fire up Safari, I see that ol' "mds" process creep up to 45% cpu, so that it can index the new cache files that Safari is making. Or every time I check for new email, there goes the indexer.

I mean, I'm all for instant, but I don't need it to be so instant that I get beachballed out of other applications.

James Philp
May 9, 2005, 03:38 PM
Hell, I'm thinking about it.

Every time I fire up Safari, I see that ol' "mds" process creep up to 45% cpu, so that it can index the new cache files that Safari is making. Or every time I check for new email, there goes the indexer.

I mean, I'm all for instant, but I don't need it to be so instant that I get beachballed out of other applications.
I didn't think spotlight indexes safari history and cache? :confused:

emw
May 9, 2005, 03:39 PM
Hell, I'm thinking about it.

Every time I fire up Safari, I see that ol' "mds" process creep up to 45% cpu, so that it can index the new cache files that Safari is making. Or every time I check for new email, there goes the indexer.

I mean, I'm all for instant, but I don't need it to be so instant that I get beachballed out of other applications.There is already a built-in method to exclude certain folders from being searched by Spotlight - add the Safari cache folders and your mail folders if you want. I suppose if you really don't want Spotlight capabilities, this could be useful, but to use it because you don't want a couple of folders indexed seems to be overkill.

mainstreetmark
May 9, 2005, 05:38 PM
I didn't think spotlight indexes safari history and cache? :confused:

I guess it's firefox caches. Perhaps I'll exclude the Library from indexing. Whatchu guys think about that. I don't expect I'll ever want anything from in there.

Oh, that's where Mail lives, isn't it. Fart.

Anyways, yeah, "mds" and "LAServer" seem to do what they want when they want to, and it makes the already sluggish Dreamweaver even sluggisher. perhaps I'll finally move over to Textmate or something.