Mac OS X - How to Disable Spotlight's Keyboard Shortcut

September 2016

You rarely or actually never use the Spotlight Search feature of Mac OS X? This tutorial explains how to prevent Spotlight from getting in the way each time the Command + Space bar keys are pressed.

Click on the Apple menu and go to System Preferences > Spotlight. Clear the checkboxes next to Spotlight menu keyboard shortcut and Spotlight window keyboard shortcut.

That's it; Spotlight's keyboard shortcut has been disabled.

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