Disabling Spotlight??

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

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2007
    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


    Jan 6, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Dec 15, 2007
    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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