When I call up spotlight by pressing command-space, and then start typing something Spotlight often seems to miss the first letter I type. It doesn't happen every time, only about 1 in 5 times I use it.

i.e. I press Cmd-Space and start to type "Finder" and instead I see "inder" in the text box.

It seems like I am not the only one with this problem https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7296308?tstart=0

Has anyone figured out a solution for this problem?

  • 2
    See this post. It's a known bug–the bug report I submitted was marked as duplicate by Apple.
    – JMY1000
    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:15
  • This is really annoying bug
    – xi.lin
    May 2, 2016 at 15:13

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Until Apple fixes this you can try unchecking 'Allow Spotlight Suggestions in Spotlight and Look up' in System Preferences > Spotlight. It worked for me!

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