That’s more like it!

Thanks to Ryan’s link that explains how to turn off Spotlight in OS X Tiger, my Mac is now running like it used to.

Apple made Spotlight a part of the operating system with the release of Tiger. It allows you to “find anything, anywhere, fast”. And it does. The tradeoff is that Spotlight sucks away valuable processor speed while it constantly indexes all of your files and information on your computer. Find things fast, work slower is what they should have used for a Spotlight tagline.

I don’t know about you but I hardly do a lot of “searching” on my Mac and when I do, I prefer to use the old Command-F for “find” in the operating system. It has always worked great. I don’t understand this move to Spotlight and why we have to have it rammed down our throats because Apple thinks it is good for us. I think they missed the boat on this one.

Posted in OS X Software at 10:08 PM