iStat Widget

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

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    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


    Aug 1, 2008
    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.


    Mine is 11G in and 47 out...

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