View Full Version : Spotlight's missing that dot on ML GM

Jul 15, 2012, 08:24 AM
Cloned internal HD to external, booted up from the external drive and spotlight kicked in its indexing activity, but I did not see the usual dot in the spotlight icon at the top right menu bar. Is this a bug or one of the new features?
See the attached jpeg - obvious spotlight activity and no dot.

Jul 15, 2012, 10:24 AM
I don't see the dot being a necessary part of OSX experience, I mean we don't need an indication light telling us every time the hard drive spins up, do we?

Jul 15, 2012, 10:45 AM
The dot was there for me. But like the above poster stated, I don't that's a big deal. Besides, how many times will Spotlight really index your HDD?

Jul 15, 2012, 12:14 PM
It seems to put the dot there when Spotlight can't be used. As soon as enough indexing has been done that you can type in requests the dot goes away.