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Michael Goff
Jun 11, 2013, 08:18 AM
It seems to constantly be there.

Is this a known issue? Also, Chrome is there whenever I open it... but meh, expected.

w0lf
Jun 11, 2013, 08:57 AM
It seems to constantly be there.

Is this a known issue? Also, Chrome is there whenever I open it... but meh, expected.

It uses a bunch of power when it first indexes the system. After that it has used pretty much nothing. Notice that activity monitor ranks the apps by average power by default.

Chrome is probably there because I would imagine it opens its cache when you start it which is probably a few GB. Also web browsing in general is something that tends to use a lot of power/system resources.

Michael Goff
Jun 11, 2013, 09:03 AM
Maybe I'm just unlucky, because it's been off and on all this morning despite it not doing anything.

Drew017
Jun 11, 2013, 11:06 AM
This was going on for me, but it stopped after a while

Mr. Retrofire
Jun 11, 2013, 11:27 AM
This was going on for me, but it stopped after a while
OS X Mavericks is a bit nervous.

travisbrowning
Jun 11, 2013, 02:28 PM
Definitely just from the Spotlight indexing, it does it pretty heavily when you install a new OS.

Bilemshious
Sep 6, 2013, 10:00 PM
My Spotlight has been indexing off and on for a few days now. It never goes further than maybe 3% when I click on Spotlight, then it'll just disappear. Then start over again.

Any ideas?

Ddyracer
Sep 7, 2013, 03:10 AM
My Spotlight has been indexing off and on for a few days now. It never goes further than maybe 3% when I click on Spotlight, then it'll just disappear. Then start over again.

Any ideas?

Common issue. You could try disabling then turning it on in spotlight prefs. Drag your Macintosh HD icon in the privacy tab then remove it. It will force a reindex.


Spotlight prefs is in system preferences.