Disable Spotlight ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Is it possible to disable Spotlight in OS X tiger ?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    In the Spotlight preferences (System Preferences, Spotlight) you can just drag your hard drive into the "do not Spotlight" list box.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    why would you want to?
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    You could also edit your /etc/hostconfig file.

    Change "SPOTLIGHT=-YES-" into... well.. duh....have a guess ;)
     

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