DisableTigerFeatures
DisableTigerFeatures
1.0.3a

4.6

DisableTigerFeatures free download for Mac

DisableTigerFeatures1.0.3a

20 December 2005

Disable Spotlight and Dashboard.

Overview

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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27 Reviews of DisableTigerFeatures

Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.0.3

Most helpful

I'd like to back to my old finder search too.
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Dalahast
21 December 2006
Version: 1.0.3a
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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csaborio
05 November 2006
Version: 1.0.3a
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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Lmjn13
01 February 2006
Version: 1.0.3a
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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lacwbo
20 December 2005
Version: 1.0.3a
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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Markoh
20 December 2005
Version: 1.0.3a
This feature is also implemented in MainMenu 1.5 http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17111
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Invaderblue
19 December 2005
Version: 1.0.3
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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Anonymous
01 November 2005
Version: 1.0.3
WTF? account suspended ... anyone have a working link for this?
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.0.3
I'd like to back to my old finder search too.
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qwerasdf
20 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
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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Anonymous
15 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
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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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
You know if you disable it, you gonna loss some prossessor performance. Try those 2 configurations with X Bench application and you will see that I tell you.
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
Very useful utility. Hopefully Dashboard and the rest will disappear with 10.5 together with the dock and other nuisances in order to give way to a real task bar (the dock is just a pale copy of it) to match the new intel processors. Give way to the future!
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
I do not like Dashboard, and hence have disabled it (I also do not like Konfabulator, but have nothing against it...it is simply not my cup of tea, like Dashboard). Spotlight, however, I find extremely useful and only see it evolving into better revisions.
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
You people who want to disable these features are -- seriously -- mentally ill. Get some help. In the meantime, switch back to Panther and quitcher bitchin'.
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0.3
That's a lot of hate in one post. Both dashboard and spotlight are completely unobtrusive, with Dashboard no more than an invisible icon in a hidden dock and spotlight a small visible icon with a little text field next to it. I fail to see what could be so 'horrible' about this. Yes, I could live without Dashboard, but Spotlight? It's too useful and fast to be missed, IMO.
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Joe
03 June 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Well it's great someone wrote this, I actually hate Spotlight and Dashboard so much I'm considering going back to Panther. I cannot abide seeing all my private emails and files indexed. Yet particuarly annoying with spotlight is when you disable it you can no longer search your mailboxes from with the new butt ugly mail app. Dashboard is just a complete yukky mess that looks like it was put together by amateurs. It is just horrible. I can't wait to get rid of it. (Can it be deleted altogether ?) In fact I think I've decided I hate Tiger so much I think it's gonna be Windoze or Linux for me in the future. I can hardly believe Apple have released this dog's dinner of an OS. It is horrible.
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Anonymous
27 May 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Ok. I want to use this program but chmod and the like are Gleek to me. Can I download this program and use it to turn off Dashboard (which I find useless) and Spotlight (which I don't use) without getting burned? My machine has really slowed down with 10.4. Hopefully in 10.4.something there'll be away to exit these features.
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Leoofborg
24 May 2005
Version: 1.0.1
The developer is definitely on the right track here.. however, a -warning- for those disabling Spotlight with 1.01. The author added the feature that deletes the /etc/hostconfig file.. if you use this, you -might- have this file deleted from your system without a new one placed in! when you reboot, you may not have any way to mount your hard drive!! This happened to me, and I had to create my /etc/hostconfig from scratch. I've emailed the author about this. I recommend you backup your hostconfig file before using 1.01, and be prepared to copy it back in single user mode (this will restore boot function if this happens to you.). Before everyone overreacts, bear in mind that some of the other utils (like Applejack) had growing pains too. I hope InvaderBlue can debug this..
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
All snipers need to cool out, I for one am grateful for something like this that simplifies things. I like Spotlight ok, but Dashboard is useless for me for the most part. Thanks for the work on this!
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Invaderblue
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
The code to disable dashboard is this: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES and to re-enable it, you just change YES to NO defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO And yes, it is publicily known how to disable both of these. I just wanted to make a front-end for those who would prefer not to edit system files/use the terminal (Yes, I know it needs to use the Terminal to authenticate, but other than that).
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Leoofborg
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
File not found. This is beginning to sound bogus. Most of us already know how to disable Spotlight. But Dashboard is a child process of the Dock. Let's see the term command you use to disable Dashboard.
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Invaderblue
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
I've found the cause of the problem and the solution. To clarify, the program does not disable the menu in the corner, it just disables spotlight searching (and searching in all applications that use Spotlight). The bug resides is that the program does not delete it's hostconfig file (inside the application) and that the code right after the file editing doesn't work. And Softpedia is really fake. They gave my (non-working) product 5 out of 5 stars and a Softpedia award. Wow.
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Invaderblue
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Note: This version's spotlight controls are non-functioning. Check back tonight for a working version. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Well, regardless of the political views -- here's my review. IT DOESN'T WORK! When you release a piece of software (or basically a script in this case) -- make sure it works!!!
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
This has got to be one of the most stupid programs I've ever seen. Is this a joke / protest by people who don't like upgrades or is this foreal?
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
I completely disagree with the previous comment. Spotlight DOES indeed take away from performance, and this has been noted on several websites. Personally I think it stinks and really wish someone would come back with the original Sherlock to replace it.
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Why! This sounds like all the "My Apple menu is gone!" or "I hate the Dock" whinging when X first came out. If you don't like Spotlight, don't use it. Same for Dashboard. It's easy enough to disable all the hot keys anyway. Dashboard and Spotlight *add* functionality. They take nothing away. Another one for the luddites, I guess. Bring back OS9.
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