Disabling Spotlight??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thriii, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've been looking around at threads trying to see what I can do to may my computer faster and I came across some threads where people talk about disabling spotlight so it cant index files n all this :confused::confused::confused:..

    What advantages/disadvantages are there to disabling spotlight?
    If it is disabled, how do people search?
    Is search the only function I lose?
     
  2. Quillz macrumors 65816

    Quillz

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    Los Angeles, CA
    #2
    There are far more downsides to turning off Spotlight than there are benefits. In fact, the lack of indexing might actually make your system slower. I really see no reason whatsoever why you'd want to disable Spotlight.

    If you want a faster system, get more RAM.
     
  3. priller macrumors regular

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    Dec 15, 2007
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    I've had it turned off for months and haven't noticed any disadvantages, I search with 'find' like I've always done.
     

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