More Widgets = Less Ram?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by illegalprelude, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    ok, my setup on my G5 is 2 monitors but i dont usually go duel screen, only if im editing. so one day, when my Duel was up, i thought it would be fun to load both of the screen with all the widgets icould and it is neat pushing F12 lol but my question is, even if im running on 1 screen and I push F12 and the widgets pop up, its still technicly loading the other widgets too right? thus slowing the big jesus out of my system, even though the other monitor is not on correct?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Check for the widgets in Activity Monitor whilst the second monitor is disconnected. I reckon you'll see them there, using up your valuable resources. :eek:
     
  3. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    oi hehe. guess the suckers are getting clicked off as soon as i turn my Mac on again hehe
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    You'll find the average widget takes up around 8-15mb of physical memory. Which isn't a great amount but if you have 10-1 widgets open it's the equivelant of having Photoshop open. Not very nice if you don't have atleast 1 GB of ram
     

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