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In Messages and other apps, the date linking is sometimes a little unnecessary: enter image description here

Is there a way to turn off data detectors on Yosemite across the board?

I know you can turn off Mail data detectors with this command defaults write com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors YES and then restarting the Mail.app but I'm looking for a broader elimination of them from my system.

  • Great question - I hope my edit is what you wanted. The data detectors in Mail is easy to kill, but I don't know if you can just kill time detectors or if you can kill things system wide (messages, etc...) so I'm hoping for an answer here that helps us both. – bmike Jan 9 '15 at 14:59
  • Thx a lot, looks good! It feels like there should be an option in Sys.Prefs somewhere, similar to what is given under Sys.Prefs → Keyboard → Text – MachineElf Jan 9 '15 at 19:10

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