Agnus Dei (jackal) wrote,
Agnus Dei
jackal

completely turn off Spotlight

All spotlight does it index all the files on your mac. When it's indexing it makes your mac run ass slow and there's nothing you can do but wait for it to finish. You'll see mdworker running if you ps to see what's making your mac run so slow.

So all it does it make your mac run extremely slowly, and Spotlight is a terrible and useless part of MacOSX that is easily replaced by QuickSilver which is infinity better.

That said, it's time to kill Spotlight for good:
sudo mdutil -a -i on  # Turn off all indexing.
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist  # Turn off Spotlight.
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