How to disable the Spotlight icon
After disabling Spotlight in MacOSX, the Spotlight icon in the menu bar was still there, taking up precious space on my 12" PowerBook G4. Here's how to disable the icon as well:
sudo chmod 0 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/ pkill -9 SystemUIServerAnd, while we're at it - again the procedure to disable the Dashboard:
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YESEnable with "NO" again and start "Dashboard" from /Applications.