[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon May 14 11:49:49 EDT 2012

I respectfully disagree. Spotlight is designed to give up processor usage if something else needs it. If you get the beachball while spotlight is indexing, there is something wrong, and that is not normal. 


On May 11, 2012, at 8:55 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> Actually missed a big one off the list.
> Spotlight - which would show up as mdworker in Activity Monitor. If you've
> added a 'new' HD, internal or external and haven't set Spotlight to ignore
> it then Spotlight may take forever to process it and you will definitely
> end up with the beachball.

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