Dock using 330MB of Memory?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by u2333, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. u2333 macrumors newbie

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    Long-time reader first time poster.

    Recently I discovered my 2007 MacBook running pretty slow.

    I checked out the Activity Monitor and discovered that "Dock" is using 330MB of "real" and "virtual" memory!

    this seems outrageous.
    I have repaired disk permissions, reset my PRAM, and reinstalled snow leopard, tried quitting the process, everything I can think of, but it always jumps back up to over 300 MB of memory usage

    any idea what is going on?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Could you post a screenshot of your dock and then post it here? Increased memory of Dock/Finder could result from different things. Do you have Stacks in your dock? How many? What do they contain?

    You can also try going to ~/Library/Preferences and trash the com.apple.finder.plist and restart your computer to see if that helps.
     
  3. u2333 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here is the screenshot of my dock

    only stacks are the applications folder and my safari downloads
    they both don't contain anything out of the ordinary, downloads just has a couple documents: pdfs jpegs, etc.

    also finder is running around 37MB consistently, seems normal
    but dock is out of control at 337MB

    thanks for any advice!
     

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