Spotlight's missing that dot on ML GM

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by davidlv, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Kyoto, Japan
    #1
    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.
    ??:confused:
     

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  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    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?
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    iLog.Genius

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    Toronto, Ontario
    #3
    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?
     
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    talmy

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    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.
     

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