Spotlight continues to search after i select the itme i want. Fixable?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NoSmokingBandit, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2008
    For a while i thought my HDD was going bad because it would constantly be accessing something but as it turns out the culprit is Spotlight. I use spotlight to launch apps a lot, so i type:

    ...and terminal launches. The problem i found is that even after selecting Terminal, with mouse or keyboard, Spotlight continues to search even though i have the item open and the dropdwn menu has closed. I have to manually go to the menu and click the little X to cancel the search. I dont recall this happening in Leopard and its starting to piss me off. Is there anything i can do to remedy this?
  2. nextinction macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'm having the same issue. It started after upgrading to Snow Leopard.
  3. nextinction macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    I fixed this issue in my instance by adding the BOOTCAMP partition to the do not search list under the Private tab of Spotlight Preferences. That seemed to do the trick. Apparently it was trying to search/index the Vista partition under Boot Camp.
  4. abstractpenguin macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011

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