I was wondering if apps in the dock use up any ram. With windows if you have apps in your taskbar there using ram. There are not using the normal amount of ram only enough to make them launch a lot faster. And i know i shouldn't really compare windows to mac os x, but since thats all i have to go on i had no choice. I do a lot of stuff out of my dock, I only have apps that i use very often because i didn't want to take a hit in the ram department. I understand that the little black arrow shows that the apps is running and using ram. I was just wondering that without that apps is it using any system resources at all?