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10.4: Cut down on the World Clock widget's CPU usage
Authored by: diamondsw on Jun 13, '05 01:59:20PM
Yes, I imagine it isn't a problem with the second fastest Mac made. I hate to tell you, the VAST majority of people are still on G4's (and even G3's!), not a dual processor 2.5Ghz G5...

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10.4: Cut down on the World Clock widget's CPU usage
Authored by: barrysharp on Jun 14, '05 12:29:42AM

Oh pls - don't get so defensive. I was being constructive for heavens sake. I still maintain this needs qunatifying before people make the leap of faith. It's kinda like everybody rushing out to configure swap space on a separate partition or separate disk - what a waste of time.

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10.4: Cut down on the World Clock widget's CPU usage
Authored by: sigma8 on Jun 14, '05 04:57:54PM

My mac is a laptop, and one thing I hate, is when the CPU is ramped up for no good reason, and my noisy fan spins up. I don't use the world clock widget very often, so I probably won't make this change.

But the second hand is pretty useless, and I think it's definitely a good tip for anyone who is making extensive use of the widgets, or who use their widget-top as an idle screen or screensaver.



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10.4: Cut down on the World Clock widget's CPU usage
Authored by: barrysharp on Jun 14, '05 12:36:57AM

Oh - and in case you hadn't realized the World clock widget will only comsume CPU time when it's displaying and not while it's Docked. So if one only infrequently unDocks the Dashboard there's little reason to remove the second hand.

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