Google search app from where?

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  1. Peter Franks, Jan 15, 2019
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    Peter Franks macrumors 68000

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    Where has the Google search app come from, that won't let me view 'Disk Utility' in the Spotlight?
    I type 'D' and for a millisecond I see Disk Utility but it swaps itself for 'Google Search' which appeared in the Dock as well when I clicked on it. Assume it's a Chrome thing, but when was that added. I've never seen it before and never allowed it to be installed so how do they get past the password permission every time I download anything.

    Was in 'Users/Home/Applications'. Is this relevant to why Spotlight won't work properly. I just went back to Sierra from High Sierra and Spotlight indexed finished, but it's not working correctly. Used to just write a 'D' and Disk Utility came up straight away.

    Out of interest, what is that Applications folder used for, it's always empty. As opposed to the other main Applications folder that has everything in it.

    Although it says 2016 on that grab, it has never appeared before on MBP
    And what is AirScanLegacyDiscovery anyway? Not one match for that on Google?

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  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    When installing Google Chrome, this app will often find its way to your application folder. Chrome can run apps in the browser (same way a chromebook does), and those apps are in your applications folder.

    They usually are located in ~/Applications, not the system App folder.
    You can blacklist the folder Chrome apps, in Spotlight preferences.
     
  3. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Had Chrome for several years and it’s never shown up until now. That’s why I couldn’t understand why it’s never show up before.

    So am wondering why Spotlight won’t show ‘disk utility’ now. Was a handy shortcut previously and now it won’t list it.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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  5. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, Interestingly when I reconnected the SSD to the MBP it did that, but it's definitely not right, or doing what it used to do. I have the bookmarks unchecked, which solved the disappearing words when typing that so many have problems with, (still not fixed by Apple) but it is doing something equally infuriating instead and flashes up names and disappears. Similar problem though.
     

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