What Are You Running Right Now?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stridey, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #1
    I'm always surprised when I look over a fellow Mac user's shoulder at what apps sit open at any given time, so I thought I'd look for a cross-section of what apps happen to be open at this very moment. I'll start off:

    Adium
    iCal
    Address Book
    Mail
    Synergy Advance
    Camino
    iTunes
    Preview
    TextEdit
    Terminal (running F@H)
    Dashboard
    Quicksilver
    DragThing
    Konfabulator
    Cee Pee You
    SideNote
    Edit: Oh yeah, and Finder. :p

    What apps do you have open?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    From left to right (in my Dock non-running apps skipped)

    Finder
    Dashboard
    iSync
    Address Book
    iCal
    iPhoto
    iTunes
    Mail
    Safari (using latest CVS webkit)
    XCode
    Terminal
    Activity Monitor
    QuickTime
    Plist Editor
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    #5
    I just had to respond to this post since by coincidence I had a mess of random software open as a result of working on a relief map and a web project simultaneously:

    Finder
    Activity Monitor
    Terminal
    Mail
    Safari
    Camino
    TextWrangler
    TextEdit
    Preview
    QuickTime Player
    BorkPad
    Graphic Converter
    Interarchy
    Bryce
    iPhoto
    Azureus (Java)
    JUMP (Java - GIS program)
    Photoshop 5.5 (Classic)
    MacDEM (Classic - GIS program)

    ...plus Stuffit Expander popping up every once in a while to decompress something.

    It's good to have a couple gigs of RAM (though when opening 500 megapixel satelite images, that doesn't seem like nearly enough).
     
  5. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    #6
    Finder
    Dashboard
    Backstage Pilot
    Backstage Monitor
    Mail
    Safari
    Newsfire
    iTunes
    Delicious Library
    Filemaker Pro
    Acrobat Pro
    InDesign
    Illustrator
    Folding@Home
    Chicken of the VNC
     
  6. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  7. atari1356 macrumors 68000

    atari1356

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    #8
    Finder
    Safari
    Mail

    Not doing a whole lot at the moment. :D
     
  8. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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  9. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    #10
    same with me
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #11
    Ditto. Just finished playing a game -- I usually shut down everything to play. Now I should probably open up MS Word and get to work.
     
  11. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

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    #12
    Finder
    Mail
    Safari
    A bath
    Out of patience because my daughter won't fall asleep
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    Just Finder and Safari. All I need at the moment. ;)
     
  13. quackattack macrumors 6502a

    quackattack

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    #14
    Wow, some of you guys are running alot!

    I'm simple right now, not doing much.

    Finder
    Firefox
    Entourage
    iTunes
     
  14. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #15
    Me too. All I need right now is Finder and Safari.
     
  15. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    #16
    Finder
    Safari
    Adium (but not signed in)
    Mail
    PhotoShop CS
    iTunes
    Quicksilver
     
  16. Furrybeagle macrumors 6502

    Furrybeagle

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    #18
    Finder
    Dashboard
    Safari
    Adium
    Mail
    Address Book
    iCal
    iTunes
    iPhoto
    TextEdit
    Script Editor
    Terminal
    SETI@home
    Photoshop CS2

    I need more ram. :rolleyes: 512 isn't enough.
     
  17. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    #19
    I am planning on getting a 12" PB w/512MB. The price to go to 768MB is $68 from Apple and $63 from Crucial. Do you guys think that going to 768 MB is noticable? I will be doing regular stuff on the PB.
     
  18. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #20
    Finder
    Dock
    Dashboard
    iTunes
    Safari
    Mail
    Classic
    Meteorologist
    XRG
    Spotlight
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #21
    The thing with OS X is that you can leave apps running without much (any?) performance loss. I'm not using half the apps I have open.

    Finder, Mail, Safari, MSN, iChat, Skype, Download Wizard, iTunes, QuickTime, RealPlayer, TextEdit, Terminal, Preview.
     
  20. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    #22
    Finder
    Dashboard
    Mail
    Safari
    iChat
    Address Book
    Adium X
    iTunes
    Cyberduck
    NVU
    Netscape Composer
    Textedit
    Photoshop CS
    Imageready CS
    Word 2004

    All with actual windows open. I usually just have Finder, Dashboard, Mail, Safari, and iChat open, but I'm working on a website.
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #23
    Finder
    Eudora
    Safari
    Word
    Excel
    Acrobat
    Palm Desktop
    iTunes
    IE
     
  22. echeck macrumors 68000

    echeck

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    #24
    Finder
    Mail
    Safari
    iTunes
    PhotoShop
    Illustrator
    Final Cut Pro
    MSN
    Skype

    Those apps I generally leave open all the time, I just happen to be using nearly all of them at the moment. ;)
     
  23. stridey thread starter macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #25
    Why, oh why, would you ever want to do something like that? *ewww* ;)
     

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