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How to disable the spotlight in Snow Leopard

In our last post we discussed about disabling spotlight in 10.5, now I will mention the way to make it happen in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Disabling Spotlight in Snow Leopard is simple, all you need to do is launch the Terminal and type the following command:
sudo mdutil -a -i off
This will give a command to the Spotlight manager to disable all indexing on the mounted volumes, this command requires your admin password to execute.
Re-enabling Spotlight in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is as easy as disabling, just type 'on' instead of 'off' as below:
sudo mdutil -a -i on
Now everything should be cool as it was. Additional tips & tricks are available here.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

I never use this though it should not be disabled I think...