Activity Monitor question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BrettFarve04, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. BrettFarve04 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,

    Sorry if this has been asked but, is there anyway to have a perminate floating window that shows the system usage. It's an option that you can use while activity monitor is open.

    Thanks
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    I use iStat Menu - it shows CPU usage in the menu bar. You can also show network and RAM usage, fan speed and various temperatures.

    Here's a screen shot of the iStat Menus part of my menu. From left to right - RAM, fan speed, CPU temperature, network usage, CPU usage, calendar/clock.
     

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  3. BrettFarve04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that's pretty sweet. Does the app itself use a lot of cpu usage?? and does it have to be open in your dock for it to be working. I hate having a "menu bar application" while the apps icon is in the dock running.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    iStat Menu installs itself as a Preference Pane, so there's no dock icon. It starts up on login. I see no appreciable resource usage (another screenshot).
     

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