Stopping Finder/Spotlight "hang"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ender land, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    Hi all,

    Is there a way to have a timeout process on spotlight or finder? Every once in a while I realize my spotlight is still searching (ie I left some text in the search field) or something similar is happening in finder. This means my cpu just grinds away until I notice it, which would be hard to notice without iStat on the menu bar.

    Is there a way to tell each process to stop attempting its operations if there is a certain time period of non-interaction? This would greatly help me on battery life for the times when I fail to notice this is happening.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ender land thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    Is there an app which does this?

    I have looked through nearly all the preferences I can think of which might relate and nothing allows the "clear spotlight field after opening document/file" option :(
  3. redsteven macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2006
    Resurrecting this thread, since I've got the same issue

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