Does anyone know if Dashboard takes up RAM when it's not open? I've read several places online that Dashboard is a RAM hog so try not to have too many widgets (or completely disable Dashboard to begin with) - but does that apply to when it's open and you're using the widgets, or also when it's closed and you're just doing your normal computing? Does Dashboard only "turn on" when you open it and start using memory then? Or is it always sucking on the RAM regardless of if you have it opened or not? My Dashboard isn't open right now, and my Activity Monitor says this about it: Dashboard client / 7 threads / 40.22 MB real memory / 1 GB virtual memory And again a few lines down: Dashboard client / 4 threads / 11.3 8 MB real memory / 917.36 MB virtual memory Is that significant for not having Dashboard open? I have a fair few of widgets, but I don't open Dashboard on a frequent basis.