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  1. NSX

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    New mac user here. On pc, there's a place where you can find out how much space is left in your hardrive by showing you a pie chart. (ie/ 80gb used, 40gb free...)

    Where is this in the mac? :confused:
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    select the harddrive...
    press the apple key + i
    it'll tell you how much space you got total, how much you used and how much you got left...

    also, if you open up your drive, it tell you your free space right on the bottom of the window.
     
  3. iridium130

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    in finder, click on your harddrive and it should tell you how much used/free
     
  4. NSX

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    thanks. :) still learning.....
     
  5. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    download the iStat pro widget, then you can see a bar graph of drive space with just the press of a key
     
  6. Legend Zero

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    if you went a place that shows everything.. go to applications->utilitities->activity monitor..

    it will show you your ram usage, your hd usage, what processes are running, cpu usage, etc...
     
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    Wow cool... thats new to me... interesting to see it all laid out like that...
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

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    also known as iStat Pro, an available widget that can stay on your desktop if you do the dashboard hack.
     
  9. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    Activity Monitor != iStat Pro
     
  10. Legend Zero

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    true, as that's where it gets all its information but there are some downsides to istatpro..

    1. It doesn't tell you your page in/page outs which is something that is important to some people, espc. people who don't have alot of RAM.

    2. kind of clutters the widget screen, and or desktop screen if you use the "hack" for people who have notebooks and only have a 12inch-13inch screen..

    3. istatpro obviously takes up ram when it's running, which is always if it's a active widget or on the desktop, where as act. monitor only uses memory when it's open for obvious reasons, and to ppl like me who can't afford more than 512mb of ram... lol having some free memory is somewhat important! :wtc:

    I also usually like to use things that are provided by apple or that came with the computer rather than 3rd party apps when i can, not sure why, but i do.. so that is also a personal thing for me as to why i use istatpro!

    Overall if i had enough memory and more screen space, i'd probably use istatpro, but for now, activity monitor is just fine i think for me.. :) Can't check temp. though with activity monitor, at-least i don't think so, only big downside for me. :wtc:
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

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    You can also set your options so it shows the free space right under the drive on your desktop.
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    this i know, but for what the original poster wanted and the poster I quoted, it will do it.
     

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