Beware the To Do Tracker Widget!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by alexf, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. alexf
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    alexf

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just thought that I would warn you about the To Do Tracker Widget from Monkey Business Labs.

    Tiger was running very slow and I opened up the Activity Monitor to find that the To Do Tracker Widget was eating nearly 1 GB of memory! (And I had only 2 short items on my little list!)

    I closed the Widget and now everything is running fine.

    Is this a common problem with Widgets? I just upgraded to Tiger and would like to know if anyone else has experienced that some of them somehow can eat that much memory.
     
  2. mcarnes
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    You probably just mucked it. That happened with me and RabbitRadio.
     
  3. Kerry Sanders
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    I was looking at Activity Monitor the other day (before 10.4.2 update) and noticed that I only had about 70 meg of RAM available on a machine with 3 gig.

    I listed all processes and noticed that the To Do Tracker Widget was consuming 1.6 gig of RAM by itself. :(
     
  4. Sun Baked
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    Sun Baked

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    Memory leaks from people just jumping on the widget bandwagon... :(

    Hopefully they will listed to the people downloading them and correct the issues quick.
     

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