Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mr. Thermistor, Sep 6, 2005.
All of the widgets suck up ~200MB in the background. I might as well open a new browser window.
havent you been warned to stop trolling in here? do you need another time out?
dashboard does take up a lot of memory but if you don't like it, quit it.
I rarely use it because if you only have 512mb or less of RAM the computer pauses for a few seconds to load up whatever you have displayed.
Hopefully when I put more in I can enjoy it more.
That requires the use of thought, and it's a known fact that he lacks in that dept.
I have only one widget running. It just seems that it isn't worth the hassle.
Wrong answer, douch bag.
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
I am definately not upgrading to Tiget on my 640MB iBook G4. Sheesh.
Troll or not, I'm glad he warned me
The commands I posted will completely disable dashboard so it doesn't use any resources whatsoever.
Yeah, and thanks for that. But... if I don't get dashboard, then I have no reason to upgrade
But Tiger includes numerous other features and enhancements.
Maybe. But I don't care for them enough to upgrade... especially with that bloat philosophy. 640 megs ain't alot and I run out as it is.
if you don't have any widgets on the screen, it won't take up much memory at all.
It will take the exact same amount of memory.
If they took that philosophy of memory whoring with dashboard, why should I trust em with system performance and memory usage in general? My 800mhz G4 iBook with the max 640 megs of RAM is barely tolerable much of the time. I run out of memory. It is my primary computer right now and it can't take the load.
Anyone got any info on Tiger performance/memory use in general compared to Panther?
They're programs just like any other. The only advantage is convenience.
For the same tasks, it couldn't be much more.
My 1.2GHz iBook with 756MB of RAM runs just fine, with no lagging at all.
I'm no power-user though. I can say that with 256MB of RAM, it was a dog when I ran multiple tabs in Safari, plus a few other apps.
I find my iBook runs quicker with Tiger than it did with Panther, though not some huge amount, but noticeable.
how do you figure? the program itself takes up memory, all programs do. but if you don't have any widgets setup on the screen, how will it take up the same amount of memory as if you had 13 widgets on the screen?
They're still running in the background.
you have no clue how to read do you? if you press F12 and no widgets show up, how are they running in the background? look at your activity window and tell me im wrong.
hes talking about not having dashboard up.
They idle, but still consume memory. The same thing will happen if you stop using them while they are in the foreground.