MacOS - Remove the Spotlight icon from the menu bar

December 2016



To disable the Spotlight icon (located in the Menu bar):
  • Open a terminal and enter the following command:
    • sudo chmod 0 /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app
  • To revert the changes made, use the following command:
    • sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app

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