Is Quicksilver better than Spotlight?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boesky, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2009
    Does QS use fewer system resources, which will make the mpb fun faster?
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Unless you're going to go into terminal and disable spotlight manually it will always be running whether you install QS or not.
    If you're so worried about the resources either one takes up, you might need to upgrade your system because both use minimal resources (after indexing).
  3. Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    It's better for program launching, that's for sure. But Spotlight really shouldn't be slowing down your system.
  4. walnuts macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm pretty sure QS and spotlight are complimentary- quicksilver is a better launcher and has the action/receiver of action capability while spotlight actually searches within documents, which quicksilver does not.

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