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Tweak Dashboard widget use to improve performance
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Jun 01, '11 08:32:21AM

I do not really use Dashboard much anymore, but i remember that when it first came out and I was looking for new widgets, I always had a rule. I would open Activity Monitor and place it where it could be seen with dashboard. I will then use dashboard and look at the CPU and Ram. When I finished with dashboard, I would only keep a new widget if it did not eat up any CPU. I still do a similar thing for any programs I run all the time (Dropbox for example, it only uses about 0.1% in the background)

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