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How to remove troublesome GeekTool geeklets Apps
I love GeekTool, but ran into a roadblock when one of my geeklets caused it to freeze on startup, and I couldn't remove the offending widget from within the System Preferences panel. So, after digging around, I discovered that the geeklets are stored as plist files at ~/Library » Preferences » org.tynsoe.geeklet.*.

You can open these files in the Property List Editor (or PListEdit Pro), and look through the entries to find the problematic script, and delete the entry (or fix it, I assume). Then, save the file, restart GeekTool from System Preferences, and you should be good to go.

After having to do that a few times, you will probably figure out what is causing the freeze and be able to fix your script. For me, using $>tail -f <file_name>, caused it to freeze, but using a file geeklet with the same filename, I was able to get the same result.
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How to remove troublesome GeekTool geeklets
Authored by: filmgeek on Oct 23, '09 02:42:58PM

I had to stop using geek tool - it was using over 3GB of VM; any advice?

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How to remove troublesome GeekTool geeklets
Authored by: shears on Oct 23, '09 02:52:38PM

Thank you! I upgraded geektool from 2.2 to 3 and I thought I've lost all my scripts. Fortunately, the new version saves the scripts in a different plist so I could get all my old scripts back.



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How to remove troublesome GeekTool geeklets
Authored by: ybizeul on Oct 26, '09 02:27:16PM

@filmgeek : VM usage is not what GeekTool is using in RAM. Check RMEM to see what is private to GeekTool

Concerning this tip, this is an issue that I should fix, thank for it, I'll try to work on it !

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