Disk access spike? Check your Spotlight icon

by postbreak

Spotlight-iconI noticed the other day that Spotlight had a glowing dot in the middle of the magnifying glass like this screenshot gif I made. It was very faint but I could tell it was there. Holding command and clicking on the icon gave me a drop down to let me know Spotlight was running an index and was even nice enough to tell me when it would be finished. In the 3 years I have had this Mac I have never seen this show up so I thought I would share it. This is probably documented very well on Apple’s website but it is news to me.