iStat Widget

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by w00t951, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    I was wondering what the iStat Dashboard widget's network section means, because there is a network transfer speed, but then there is another number that is in Megabytes. It says- In:0KB/S (78 MB) What does this 78 MB mean? I was worried, because it seems to increase every time I access the internet, so eventually is will grow to be a problem. Plus, is there any temporary cache in Mac like Windows, where there is a temporary folder that grows in size even though you don't do anything. If there is, what is it called, and can I delete the stuff inside it?
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

    fehhkk

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    The 78MB is the total data that has come in through that network interface since the last time OSX was started up.
     
  3. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

    ian.maffett

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    Wow - I never noticed that before. When I first read it I figured it would clear on reboot but evidently not.
    I wouldn't worry too much about it - I haven't seen anything negative from it.

    [​IMG]

    Mine is 11G in and 47 out...
     

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