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10.4: How to disable (and enable) Dashboard
Authored by: terabolic_radius on Apr 08, '06 08:12:46AM


i don't understand why you say that an unused widget doesn't use RAM. i am running 10.4.5 on a 2001 iBook w/ 384 MB of RAM, and using the Activity Monitor, it shows quite distinctly that I have a widget using 114+ MB (real mem, not VM)! and 20% of CPU, oscillating b/w 1% & 20%! and i have not called up the dashboard in the past hour either. and the other widgets i have active when using the dashboard all use about 10MB and their memory usage is listed under the 'Real' column of the Activity Monitor.

out of 384MB of total physical RAM, the Activity Monitor says i am using 373.90MB and i am only running Safari, the Activity Monitor, the Finder of course, and DockFun (which only consumes 12MB). the rest of the ram is eaten up by Dashboard and the widgets, again according to the Activity Monitor.

but if i am missing sth, so please tell me.

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