Initialize spotlight on startup.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DrummerB, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. DrummerB macrumors member

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    I use Spotlight to launch apps that are not in my dock. I just press Cmd+Space and type the first few letters of the app's name and launch it with enter.

    However when I do this the first time after startup Spotlight takes a few seconds to load and I end up typing the app's name into the currently active app, like iChat or Safari. After the first time Spotlight loads immediately.

    Is there a way to load Spotlight in the background on login?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Spotlight is always running on your Mac. The initial delay after startup may be because your Mac is busy launching other processes.
     
  3. DrummerB thread starter macrumors member

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    No. This is clearly Spotlight doing some setup the first time I invoke it. Maybe not starting the process itself, but it's doing something. I can log in and wait five minutes to make sure everything else is loaded up completely, then press Cmd+Space and it still takes a few seconds to load.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The fact remains that Spotlight is always running. It's built in to Mac OS X, so if your Mac is running, Spotlight is running.
     

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