How to Disable Dashboard & Spotlight

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With usually a 1GB ram limit you need all you can get, so if you can get some back from features you don't use, then WHY NOT. SO were going to be killing Dashboard ( Which is what displays widgets ). And Spotlight (Search)


To disable Dashboard Open > Application > Utilities > Terminal

And type:

> defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES

Then

>  Killall Dock

>  defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO

> Killall Dock

You might have to restart to see effect

Spotlight

Open Applicaton > Utilitities > Terminal

Type 

> sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

Once you disable both and restart you should see some effects ^_^



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