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Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by camelia, Mar 29, 2018.
How do I disable Spotlight in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4?
I just updated also...why do you want to disable? Don't know how off hand but wondering if there is some issue with the update???
No issues with the latest update
Cozzzzzzzzzzzzz I WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
see the man page for mdutil
These commands worked up through Low Sierra.
Not sure if they still work in High Sierra.
STOP Spotlight indexing:
sudo mdutil -a -i off
REMOVE the Spotlight index:
sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100/*
Just out of curiosity. Is there some reason to disable Spotlight? Are there privacy concerns?
I will try later today in a new clean install and I will post the results here
Reason number 1 is Privacy
Reason number 2 if I don't want it and if I can disable an app I always do
For example I always uncheck in all my apps "Check for new updates"
If the macOS intaller allow us to choose what apps we want to install, I wont install some of them that came by default
for example I never install Siri, I don't need it, I don't use it...
Maybe for other users Siri is the perfect app in their computer but not for me
That is why I want to know If I can disable Spotlight
You may have paid for the Mac...but Apple controls it.
Including all your HDD's in the Spotlight Preference Privacy panel effectively disables it, bear in mind that once disabled the built in search feature for things like Finder and Mail will no longer work.
Phil wrote in reply 9 above:
"You may have paid for the Mac...but Apple controls it."
Not if you know what to do...!