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a couple os versions back I disabled spotlight's web search with a terminal command and now I'd like to undo that but I can't figure out how to do that. Is there a way to undo or return spotlight to default settings?

  • specifically I deleted or disabled something that enabled spotlight to access the internet to the point where simply resetting spotlight does not fix the issue. – nonzero Sep 29 '17 at 21:46
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You can reset Spotlight to default settings by deleting the preference file at ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spotlight.plist and logging out and back in.

  • I think that i deleted whatever allows spotlight to access the web so resetting default settings didn't work. – nonzero Sep 29 '17 at 12:11

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