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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:13 am    Post subject: Dashboard = Memory Hog? Reply with quote

I'm having problems with my mac mini running slowly (512 Mb ram), so I took a look in activity monitor and every little widget seems to use somewhere between 10 and 20 Mb. Is this a realistic assesment, or is some of the memory shared?

Will I gain some memory from switching to Konfabulator, or is it just as bad of a memory hog?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both in my experience used too much memory for what it did. I downloaded a third party tool to disable the dashboard and I quit using konfabulator.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one I use. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26899
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dashboard and Konfabulator have all been known to use way too much memory. Some widgets leak memory too as they're bugs and such, though I read about that happening back when Tiger first came out. I think all those widgets have been fixed as it was more of a Dashboard thing than a badly-coded widget thing.

This is another reason why I suggest no less than 1Gb for any computer nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first my widgets rapidly "gained weight" and only reverted to a more normal size when rebooted. Just quickly checked Activity Monitor and they all seem to range from 5 - 10 mb compared to previously as high as 90 - 100 mb!!!!!

I started with MacOS 10.4 in June and have upgraded thru 10.4.3.

Your mileage, of course, may vary. Rolling Eyes
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