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Have you ever to get rid of Dashboard, because you think it's annoying? Or is Spotlight a waste of disk space? Using DisableTigerFeatures, it's easy to get rid of those features! Having second thoughts? You can easily turn them back on, as well!

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later, administrator access. Mac OS X 10.4.1 is highly recommended.

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Dalahast Member IconComment+139
Dalahast
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like LACWBO said, if you don't like it don't use it. Ridiculous. Doesn't actually save disk space; that would be total removal of these components. A waste of time. Apple doesn't include nice features to be wasted.

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Version 1.0.3a
MisterKeeks
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But those nice features bog down old computers.

grumpytico Member IconReview+54
grumpytico
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Thanks, I've had it with Spotlight and this is just what I was looking for. Muchas gracias!! :) (an Intel version would be great)

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Version 1.0.3a
lmjn13 Member IconComment+1
lmjn13
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I disagrae. I dislike both spotlight and Dashboard. I'm glad there is now a way to remove them safely and conveniently.

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Version 1.0.3a
Lacwbo Member IconComment+97
Lacwbo
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This has to be one of the most stupid programs I've seen!

1. Widgets don't take up any space on your screen unless you choose. A little black circle on your dock is all that exists, unless you desire otherwise.

2. Spotlight can be very useful and, if you don't want to use it don't. What's a little blue circle on you menu bar hurt?

Tampering with system software is what gets most of us in to trouble, especially when updating to the latest Apple versions of their software or security upgrades.

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Version 1.0.3a
grumpytico
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Spotlight's index can take lots of space. I personally hate spotlight, Windows search is probably less annoying.

As far as finding a program stupid because YOU do find any use for it - no comment.

kiwiiano
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I'm inclined to drop Spotlight because I keep getting negatives for items I know are there, stuff that is in plain view, even when I copy & paste the name into Spotlight. I can't trust it.

Whereas, EasyFind (for all it's limitations) has never missed yet.

I'd get rid of the blue dot simply because space on my 12" iBook's menubar is precious, only essential items are allowed there.

However, I do take your point about dicking around with OS items, especially when updates come thick and fast.

MarkOh Member IconComment+187
MarkOh
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This feature is also implemented in MainMenu 1.5

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17111

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Version 1.0.3a
Julian Gonzalez (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Julian Gonzalez (Developer)
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Sorry about the delay of posting a new release, a lot of stuff has happened, and I'm now only waiting for MacUpdate to re-associate me with this program so I can properly change the status of this program, since my old domain died.

(My email is invaderblue AT gmail DOT com)

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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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WTF? account suspended ...

anyone have a working link for this?

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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Try this:
http://download.excite.it/lista.php?id=146&p=3
(in italian but easy to guess where to click)

Bill Butler
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Neither link has this software.

Julian Gonzalez (Developer)
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http://d-t-f.sourceforge.net/

Sorry about the delay, I'm just waiting until MacUpdate re-associates me with this program.

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Anonymous
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I'd like to back to my old finder search too.

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Version 1.0.3
Fred3rik Member IconComment+9
Fred3rik
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Disabling Spotlight disabled my Finder search altogether. What I really want is to bring back the old Finder search with the speed of Spotlight. Seriously considering moving back to Panther.

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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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So what is Tiger for if not interesting in Spotlight and Dashboard. Why not stick with Panther and download Quicktime 7 for Panther. Is the other minor features that make you switch to Tiger and you simply hate the main features of Spotlight and Dashboard? Appreciate if anybody could share why.

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Version 1.0.3
hobbestcat
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Dashboard widgets have been shown to have memory leaks (see http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=258044). I have had kernel panics and crashes that seem to go away when I disable dashboard.

Other features of Tiger that I like: the new Mail.app's smart folders, savable searches, automator, RSS in Safari.

Being able to disable some features is a good thing. It helps with debugging and system tuning and performance.

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Anonymous
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By "upgrading" OS X with some minor changes to the GUI, Apple forces developers and thus users to go to the next 10.x (aka built-in obsolesence: borrowed from Ford/GM long ago)

Dashboard appears to be another attempt at Sherlock -- ad placement, like cigarettes in movies. Marketers and advertising agencies are slimy no matter who they work for.

The 2nd law of business states -- maximize and smooth cash flows. This is called "building share holder value" = pumping share price. Enron forever!

The only thing I can do is skip a release: going from 10.4x to 10.6x.

When are the Apple folks going to run out of names of big cats? I think that Chimera would be a good one for 10.5

Xooberant
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The main reason I hate Spotlight:
It wants to search all of my drives for the FIRST CHARACTER of the search term that I am attempting to enter. After a few minutes, it finally searches for the whole word I was attempting to enter. Very frustrating. Very bad design to not have a way to modify this behavior in a Preference.

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Anonymous
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The only-and I'm 100% serious here-reason I use Tiger instead of Panther now is because Tiger has built-in support for my DVD+/-RW.

I don't need or want the Dashboard (or Konfabulator for that matter), and while Spotlight is nifty, it's hardly a reason to upgrade from the most solid and stable OS Apple has released since 2001. But extended hardware support...well, that's a horse of a differen colour.

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Anonymous
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You wanted to know why we would upgrade to Tiger if we didn't want Dashboard and Spotlight. Why wouldn't we just stay with Panther? Personally, I wouldn't have, and I didn't buy Tiger when it was first released. But I upgraded my computer from an older eMac to a new G5 iMac, which came with Tiger. Then it seemed silly to try and install Panther on a machine designed to run Tiger. I'm not even sure if it would be possible. So some of us didn't have a choice--it came with our computer--besides all of the othe valid reasons given. I'm anxious to see if this program works. I was given this link by someone on an Apple message board when I posted the question of how to disable Dashboard.

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Anonymous
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I use command-F constantly as part of my daily workflow. Although I bought and own Panther, I find Spotlight so loathsome, so very very much slower andharder to use than the old Finder search in Tiger, that I have retained Tiger on my main machine. I've heard all the guff about how completely revolutionary the technology of Spotlight is. It's as if Steve Jobs had taken away my beautifully engineered 21-speed mountain bike and given me a very expensive SUV to replace it. Great for longdistance travel across the Mojave desert, but useless for getting quickly to the local shops and back thru heavy traffic. Since Tiger already does everything I need, including searches, my powerbook sticks with it. My new G5 Powermac HAS to use Panther, which is why this app interests me.

professortiki
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well, me I like spotlight and dashboard, as long as my system isn't occupied when I don't use 'em. Can anybody tell me, why dashboard is always displayed with an arrow in the dock, even before I actually open it for the first time after restart?

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Date 19 Dec 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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