OS X :: Spotlight Not Working Properly

Aug 14, 2009

My dictionary is synced to my spotlight, so when I type in a word, it defines it. But now it doesn't. It also loads only a few icons of the files I'm searching. I have MacBook. (2008)

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OS X :: Spotlight Not Working

Jun 8, 2007

It's not finding anything, not even files on the desktop. It's not indexing the drive. It's doing sweet eff-all, it's doing squat. I've restarted. Twice. MBP 17" C2D, 10.4.9 Spotlight is crucial to me for searching emails and PDFs.

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Applications :: Spotlight Not Working Correctly

Sep 19, 2010

I've been experiencing weird Spotlight mishaps lately. So I open spotlight and start typing, but nothing hapens, no search results appear. I have to close it and open again (like double click on it) and then all the results appear. Anyone hd the same problem and fixed it? it is so annoying

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OS X :: Spotlight Calculator Not Working / Broken Because Of 10.5.2?

Jun 22, 2006

My Calculator in Spotlight doesn't work anymore... I think its batteries might be dead? When I type in things like "4+4" the search works fine, but it doesn't give any math results. I think it stopped around the time I installed 10.5.2 but it may have been broken before that, I can't remember exactly.

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MacBook Pro :: Spotlight / Search Isn't Working

Jun 25, 2009

My MBP 17 (2.6 GHz, model 4.1) with  128 SSD isn't finding files which are definitely on my drive. Seem to only find files on the desktop, but not in sub folders for some reason. Any ideas why? Is it the SSD thats not indexing properly? How can I reset or fix this. Its becoming annoying

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Not Working And Cannot Re-index

Mar 27, 2012

I've gone through some of the threads on here about this issue.  I have tried adding my volume to privacy tab in spotlights preferences and removing it, but it wont even let me add it due to an error. 

So I then tried command line indexing using sudo mdutil -E /, this just brings up the message in terminal no index. 

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Search Not Working?

Apr 5, 2012

I have tried everything to fix Spotlight search with no luck. I have deleted the index file in the root directory with out success. and tried several other ways of tring to re index my machine.  As you can see from my screen shots. There is a file called Apps on the desktop. Yest when I search the desktop it cant find it.

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OS X :: Some Widget Not Working Properly

Oct 25, 2009

I have no idea what has changed other than I have been messing with GeekTool today. Some of my widgets are not working properly.

iStatPro
VersionTracker
and any WebClip widget

They are all stuck at a fixed size (not the same form one to the next) and redownloading has not fixed the problem.

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OS X :: Time Machine & Spotlight Stopped Working

Sep 16, 2010

I'm running 10.6.4 on an Intel 2.4Ghz MacBook with 2G RAM.

Time Machine & Spotlight have both stopped working. I back-up to an external HD which is fine, (checked with Disk utility and dragging and dropping stuff onto it).

I have tried to rebuild the Spotlight data by putting my HD in the 'privacy' and then removing it, but this hasn't worked. It just hangs on 'estimating time......'.

Time machine seems to go through the checking process ok but then can't write the data across to the external.I have reinstalled the system but it's just the same.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard + Entourage + Spotlight= Not Working

Sep 3, 2009

After installing Snow Leopard my email messages from Entourage are not showing up in spotlight searched.

I have tried going to Preferences-> Spotlight in entourage and pressing 'rebuild' but that doesn't seem to do the trick.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I heavily rely on this feature.

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OS X :: Calculator Not Working In Spotlight / No Results Found?

Oct 24, 2009

You know how you can calculate numbers in spotlight? It used to give me the answers but now it just says no results found. Oh and I enabled the calculator via the terminal command that I found through this and restarted but still doesn't do calculations

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OS X :: SL In Production Environment Not Working Properly?

Sep 24, 2009

What's the best way to uninstall this Snow Leopard beast? I've backup files in Time Machine but I'm not sure of what system folders and/or files should be restored.

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OS X :: Macbook Internet Not Working Properly?

Feb 23, 2010

out of the blue about 3 months ago my MacBook(version10.4.11) started refusing to recognize my home wireless. the problem has now reached the point where it AT TIMES will display that the wireless newtwork is on in the toolbar yet the computer will not jump onto the internet. Now it has reached the point where it won't even show that it sees the wireless in the toolbar. I have reloaded all passwords , checked the Verizon wirelss set up, reloaded firefox , checked all firewalls. The wierd thing is that my kids macbook is fine. Mine is the one with the problem.I checked all my settingts to correspond/copy hers and they do. Have zapped pram too. It works fine EVERYWHERE else but home.

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OS X :: Empty Trash Not Working Properly

May 21, 2010

I have an iMac Core 2 Duo running Snow Leopard V10.6.3 with 4 GB RAM... I've seen the threads regarding the inability to "Empty Trash" and the error code. When I open the Trash window, it is empty. When I place a single item into Trash, there is one item seen in the window. When I Empty Trash, there are then six items being deleted. If I place three items into Trash, then eight items are deleted... etc., etc. What are those weird ghostly five items??

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OS X :: MacBook Wireless Not Working Properly?

Sep 8, 2009

Starting about 4 months ago my 3 year-old 2.0GHz Core Duo MacBook's wireless started to not work very well. What was happening is that after starting the computer or waking it from sleep, it was able to connect to my network, but after about 5 seconds it would lose the signal despite being physically very close to the router without anything to block the signal. The problem progressively got worse, and at its worst it was only able to connect about 1 in 10 times. Either it wouldn't find the network at all, or it would find it but couldn't connect because "The connection timed out" or something like that.

I never bothered fixing the problem because my Mac was having a bunch of other issues at the time, so I was just going to fix them all by doing a fresh install of Snow Leopard once it came out.

So 3 days ago I did a fresh install of Snow Leopard (I formatted the harddrive then did a fresh install, not an archive and install). Unfortunately, it only kinda helped the wireless problem: I can now connect half the time rather than 1 in 10 times like it used to be.

I'm quite sure my network isn't the problem because everyone that has used my network in the recent past (which has been about 10 different PCs, Macs, and iPhones) hasn't had any problems. FYI, I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

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MacBook Pro :: Ichat Not Working Properly

Oct 4, 2009

my ichat was working earlier today and now its not.i installed a couple of things since the last time i tried and i think that is why its not working.

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OS X :: Wacom Bamboo Fun Isn't Working Properly?

Oct 25, 2009

Suddenly my Wacom Bamboo Fun isn't working properly. The pen works fine but the mouse is eratic and wants to open everything it touches. The clickers don't seem to work and it seems to be clicking on everything on its own.I downloaded the most recent software and it hasn't changed anything. I have Leopard on a Mac Powerbook Pro.

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OS X :: Spot Light Is Not Working Properly?

Oct 25, 2009

if i type in spotlight, safari for example, you would normally get safari right?
here is what im getting.

along with searching for disk utility.

try it, you will get the actual application and all i get in random garbage.

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MacBook Pro :: One Of USB Ports Not Working Properly?

Feb 10, 2010

I've got a macbook pro unibody and basically of the two usb ports. The lower one is working fine
but the top one is acting a bit funny. If I put my mouse or graphics tablet in there it doesn't work but if I put my phone or usb drive in there they work perfectly.

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Software :: Superdrive Not Working Properly?

Oct 2, 2010

After doing the superdrive update 2.1 on my macbookpro the drive stopped working. I have tried all the numerous fixes posted on the web. Nothing works. Among other things, I flashed the drive and it now shows as set to all regions, but still doesn't work. Region X cannot change the region either.

Is there any useful news about this widespread problem?

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MacBook Pro :: Tap To Click Not Working Properly?

Mar 21, 2012

After re-installing Lion I've had this very annoying issue with tap-to-click on the trackpad of my MBP. While it seems to work most of the time, I often have to move the cursor away from the button or click on a window as if to make it active in orer for the click to work. A similar problem is occuring in MS Word when I'm going through the spell check process - I have to sometimes click "ignore" multiple times or click somewhere else in that window for the click to register.  

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Cap Locks Not Working Properly

Apr 10, 2012

I have a macbook pro running 10.6.8 & the cap lock turns on when I press the 2nd bracket key. The cap lock stays on until I press the 2nd bracket key again. It will not turn on when I press the cap lock key or shift cap lock key. I tried resetting all shortcuts in system preferences & rebooting the computer, but it is still the same. I can't use the 2nd bracket key now

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Safari :: YouTube Not Working Properly

May 11, 2012

YouTube not working properly with Safari. Flash Player and Safari are both up to date. When launching a video on YT the video loads slowly and is very jerky. Evertything works fine with Firefox.

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Mac Mini :: Mouse Not Working Properly?

May 12, 2012

mouse is not working properly.  everything was fine in the store but as soon as i got home the mouse was not working

Info:
Mac mini (Mid 2011)

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Retina Macbook Pro / USB 3.0 Not Working Properly?

Jun 30, 2012

It seems that there is some problems with USB 3 hard drives.I have a NewerTechnology Voyager Q.The drive mounts to the rMBP, but I recieve lots of errors when trying to access the content on it.

Info:
MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: Printer Not Working Properly

Dec 5, 2014

I have a Canon LBP6000 laser printer. I downloaded the Yosemite driver from Canon after updating to Yosemite, and the printer worked up until a few days ago. Now, I can't print. The printer status monitor says "printing" with a status bar, but nothing happens.

I have tried remedies such as deleting all printer drivers, deleting the printer, resetting the printer system, restarting the computer, reinstalling the printer, resetting PRAM, updating to 10.10.1. Nothing has worked so far. It was working fine a few days ago! 

I'm on a 2008 MacBook OS X 10.10.1.

Info:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Superdrive, GeForce 9400 256MB VRAM

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MacBook Air :: Camera Not Working Properly

Jun 2, 2014

I own an 11-inch Mid-2011 MacBook Air. The internal camera flickers on and off and occasionally shuts down completely. Before recent OX update, it didn't come on at all.

Info:
MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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Mac Pro :: Sleep Mode Is Not Working Properly

Jul 2, 2014

After Mavericks Update 10.9.4 sleep mode are not working properly.My Mac Pro goes to sleep but after a amount of time (sometimes minutes, sometimes seconds)the Mac awakes with black screen (monitors in sleep, the mac not). Pressing mouse or keyboard button awakes my monitors. Previews of 10.9.4 nor in earlier releases..Reseting the NVRAM/PRAM doesn't solve my problems. 

My System: 

MacPro5,1
Xenon 3.00 GHz Quad-Core
48GB DDR3 ECC RAM (4x 16GB)
Apple GeForce GT120 512MB (Slot 1) with Monitor #2 on HDMI
EVGA GeForce GTX580 Classified 3GB (Slot 2) with Monitor #1 on HDMI (plus extra internal PSU in DVD-Tray)
AirPort Extreme incl. BT
Mighty Mouse USB + Magic Mouse BT + Alu Keyboard USB
OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 

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OS X :: Failed Installation - Finder & Spotlight No Longer Working

Aug 6, 2009

I got a new Macbook today, and installed the Mac OS X 10.5.6. It stalled so I shut down, and when I logged in again Finder and Spotlight doesn't work. Though my hard drive says is labelled Mac HD: Mac OS X 10.5.6 , I am continuously prompted that Spotlight closed unexpectedly. And when I try to reinstall the Mac OS X, the DVD no longer appears on the desktop and Finder too, cannot be opened for me to locate the DVD.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Not Working / Other Important Systems Compromised

May 28, 2012

I have a slightly older MacBook.It was purchased when leopard was out, but has been upgraded to lion, with ram added.Had no problems with the OS until I installed the seagate diagnostics software about a week ago at their recommendation.During the install, the computer hung during the shutdown of the mandatory restart. It took me a pram reset to get the machine to start up again. Since then, the following has been a problem:

-Spotlight has no index and won't search.

-The computer will not shut down, have to pull the plug.

-Finale (which uses java runtime) doesn't work, and the auto install of java run time won't go in.

-Software update starts, but the percentage bar freezes after a moment.

I have run the system restore partition, which went in okay, but did not change anything.I have also followed the steps to uninstall the seagate diagnostic software. However the problem still persists.I'm guessing there is some sort of shut down script that is hanging the system, and preventing indexing from happening which prevents all of these other processes from happening.Does anyone have any ideas for what to do next?

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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