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10.4: Quickly free memory used by Dashboard widgets
Authored by: Brian G. on Mar 09, '07 05:39:12PM

The way that OS X manages memory, all you're doing with this hint is wasting time. Well behaved widgets will stop processing and all of their memory will eventually be swapped to disk.

Widgets are supposed to be out of sight, out of mind... literally in this case.

Brian G.



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10.4: Quickly free memory used by Dashboard widgets
Authored by: Seth Milliken on Mar 10, '07 04:50:00PM

This is not a waste of time. Not all widgets are well-behaved. Widget memory leaks create real performance problems. Swapping isn't free. Restarting the Dock does address this problem.



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