Starting Big Sur I have Google Chrome that returns in every possible Spotlight result.

This is very annoying because if I do a typo in Spotlight and hit enter then Google Chrome shows up.

If I recall correctly before there was an option to disable this by unchecking: System Preferences > Spotlight > Allow Spotlight Suggestions in Spotlight and Look up. The option is not present anymore on Big Sur.

The only categories I have enabled in Spotlight are Applications, Calculator and System Preferences.

How can I stop this behavior from Spotlight? Or exclude Google Chrome from it?

Spotlight Result

  • I wonder if you add just the Google Chrome app to the privacy list in System Preferences > Spotlight if that will work. I know it works for folders but haven't tested it on an app, which is a folder... – Steve Chambers Nov 22 '20 at 0:18
  • Unfortunately it doesn't work by adding Google Chrome to the privacy list – David Nov 22 '20 at 0:35
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    I also feel unhappy about the behaviour. The only thing that I can do is to select what you desire the most, then the "chrome" thing will not be the first priority on spotlight results. – Prabowo Murti Nov 25 '20 at 3:59
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    I made the mistake of hitting enter on just "vs" and now it always opens in chrome. I really don't want that. I wanted to open VS Code, but no matter how many times I select VS Code. Chromes suggestion is still first. This is very annoying. I only have applications listed, but Chromes suggestions still show. – ggedde Jan 10 at 4:13

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