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10.4: Quickly free up RAM used by Dashboard widgets
Authored by: peagiddy on Aug 07, '05 10:30:19PM

This is why I never even have any widgets loaded up, sitting there, wasting my memory. I just load them as I need them.

For Safari, just restart the browser from time to time. Browsers are notorious for not giving up memory they no longer use. Restart Mail as well. Looks like maybe you've opened a few windows in it, too. Now that I think about it, a lot of apps use up more and more memory the longer they're opened.

To say that OS X uses a lot of memory, so go buy more memory, it's cheap...well, maybe it's relatively cheap, but that's beside the point. No app that has such an incredibly simple function should take up that much memory. I just opened iCal and it's taking up 28 megs (just opened it, but still...)

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