[OT] Looking For OS X Troubleshooting Suggestions

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 00:53:19 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>wrote:

> The one thing I found online is that the Spotlight
> indexing process can sometimes go crazy and intermittently bog down the
> processor -- Onyx supposedly allows you to disable this but I'm not certain
> this is the problem (not a regular culprit in Activity Monitor).

What are you looking for in Activity Monitor? mdworker not Spotlight is
what you are looking for. Also, you can see the pulsating dot in the
Spotlight magnifying glass.

Have you changed anything recently? New HD, new External HD, new
TimeMachine HD or TimeCapsule.

I have TimeMachine and Carbon Copy Cloner backups and if they ever run
simultaneously then things can bog down, so I'll pause one.

Other than that the worst I've ever had is Spotlight indexing, and it's
just as you describe.

Good luck.

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