Spotlight index apps only

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rumfoord2101, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Rumfoord2101 macrumors newbie

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    New to Spotlight.
    I only want to use it as an application launcher. Can I stop Spotlight from indexing everything else? Is this what the privacy setting is for?
    Been googling this for the last 40mins. Elusive answer.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Rumfoord2101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help

    Im not a very heavy app user. I like command+spacebar "sa" enter and Im in Safari, etc. Just the basics.

    Are there benefits to the third party apps for this use?
     
  4. Rumfoord2101, Feb 3, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011

    Rumfoord2101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops missed that part.

    I have been reading that Spotlight indexing can slow things down greatly. In the past few years Ive had my mac Ive only ever utilized spotlight to find docs once or twice. Just figure, may as well cut out the indexing.

    Any thoughts on indexings affect on speed?
     

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