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Using LB as alternative to Spotlight search?

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:52 pm
by switters
I cannot use Spotlight anymore on my Macbook because two Spotlight processes, "mds" and "mdsworker" are complete CPU hogs (often consuming 90%+) and make the fan go crazy. I've tried troubleshooting this for weeks, but at this point I'm just fed up with Spotlight and I'm looking for an alternative. I already use LB, so I'm wondering about the possibility of using it for hard drive searching. I'm concerned that if I add everything on my hard drive to the index, it will clutter it up and make my workflow less effective.

I'm also considering Easy Find.

Any tips or ideas?