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How about using the Dashboard Calc Widget ?
Authored by: alexmathew on Mar 13, '06 08:15:38AM

Its pretty fast and just takes a button (F12) press?



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How about using the Dashboard Calc Widget ?
Authored by: Pedro Estarque on Mar 13, '06 08:48:50AM

Dashboard is a huge memory hog, and the script loads much faster than the Widget in my machine. I'm sure anyone with G5 ( or Intel's Core) must have just about any small app loading instantly, but that's not the case with older hardware.
Besides, it's got the geek factor to it :)



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Dashboad Kickstart
Authored by: alexmathew on Mar 14, '06 11:00:03AM

If your Widgets are loading slowly try this:
http://www.alwintroost.nl/content/widgets/dashboardkickstart.xml

I'm on a PB G4 1.5GHZ and F12 gets me my Dashboard almost instantaneously.
Yes, the Widgets do take Real Memory (about 20MB per Widget) but with 1GB of RAM, I can afford it.

I like the script, but just wanted to remind people abou the Widget too.
Thanks
AM



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How about using the Dashboard Calc Widget ?
Authored by: Glide on Mar 13, '06 09:04:03AM

If you want something even quicker you can always use the already supplied /usr/bin/bc instead. Or if you really really want to you can download wcalc (both gui and cli) http://w-calc.sourceforge.net/download.php but then neither bc nor wcalc look as pretty in the shell.

I seem to recall years ago using another ncurses based graphical calc on the cmd line but for the life of me can't remember what it was.

Great script BTW.

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- Jase



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