Poll: How many apps do you have open on average?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Techhie, Sep 25, 2009.

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How many applications do you have open on average?

Poll closed Sep 26, 2009.
  1. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 2-5

    22 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. 5-10

    20 vote(s)
    37.7%
  4. over 10

    11 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. Techhie macrumors 65816

    Techhie

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    #1
    On average, how many applications to do have open on your Mac?
     
  2. lunari macrumors member

    lunari

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    Location:
    Glendive, Montana
    #2
    4

    Firefox
    Mail
    Adium
    iTunes

    Then again, I occasionally have 20+ firefox windows open :)

    Edit: 5, forgot about transmission :)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Feb 19, 2005
    #3
    MP
    iTunes
    Safari
    Citrix
    Firefox
    Photoshop
    Mail
    iChat
    Voila
    iCal
    Word
    iPhoto


    MB Air
    Safari
    Mail
    iCal
    iChat
    Voila
    iTunes
    iPhoto

    Mini
    Plex
    Safari
    iTunes
     
  4. Techhie thread starter macrumors 65816

    Techhie

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    #4
    Apps I usually have open:

    Safari
    iChat
    iTunes
    Ventrilo
    Seesmic Desktop
    Mail
    Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS4
    Soundtrack Pro, sometimes Logic
    Xchat
    Vmware fusion
    terminal
    Netnewswire
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    #5
    MP:
    Pages
    Safari
    Coda
    Photoshop
    Aperture
    Terminal
    Preview
    Server Admin
    ARD
    Mail
    JEDict
    Ultralingua
    Preview

    Air:
    Terminal
    Safari
    iTunes
    Preview
    Pages
    ARD

    Mini Server:
    Usually nothing, unless I am making some changes, but it does a lot none the less.

    Mini HTPC:
    Plex

    MB:
    Not sure what my fiancee is running most of the time. Probably similar to my Air.
     
  6. craighton macrumors member

    craighton

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    Sep 20, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    #6
    MacPro:
    iChat
    Safari
    Colloquy
    Fusion
    Photoshop CS4
    Dreamweaver CS4
    TweetDeck
    Ventrilo
    Office Mail
    Terminal
    iTunes
    Skype

    would say more but too lazy...
     
  7. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    #7
    5: I typically have Firefox, iChat, iTunes, TweetDeck and Pages open.
     
  8. neebong macrumors newbie

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    #8
    On a normal day probably

    Safari
    Firefox
    iTunes
    Last.Fm
    Yahoo Msg
    Micro*****e Messenger (only reason i dont use Adium cause it wont work through my work proxy)
    iTerm
    Mail
    Thunderbird
    Seesmic
    Lotus Notes
    Photoshop
    Quark Express and (through fighting cause i dont like) Indesign
     
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

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    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #9
    Safari
    Mail.app
    OmniFocus
    Twitterrific
    NetNewsWire
    iTunes
    Data guardian
    Adium
    Skype
    Firefox
    Chromium
    Coda
    VMWare (2 VMs going)
    Photoshop
    OmniGraffle
    Sequel Pro
    Color Schemer Studio
    Terminal
    SmartSVN
    Charles
    Transmission

    Kind of a light day :D
     
  10. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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  11. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    #11
    Safari
    Mail
    iCal
    OpenOffice

    Not many for me but the operative word being "open", the above are my mainstays and the ones I'm generally multitasking with. I'll open/close others throughout the day of course.
     
  12. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

    5DollaFootlong

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    Apr 26, 2009
    #12
    safari, hulu desktop, word, mail, and itunes.
     
  13. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

    MacManiac76

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    Apr 21, 2007
    Location:
    Arizona
    #13
    Safari and/or Firefox
    Mail
    Adium
    Skype
    NetNewsWire
    iTunes

    Other apps are open occasionally, but the above are open all the time.
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #14
    Usually 9 at a time:
    Adium
    Safari
    Mail
    Lightroom
    Word
    Coolbook
    Activity Monitor
    iCal
    iTunes
     
  15. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Sep 19, 2009
    #15
    Safari
    Mail
    Xcode
    Terminal
    iTunes
    OpenOffice (or something from iWork '09; usually Pages)
    Finale 2009
    Activity Monitor
    smcFancontrol

    On occasion:
    Firefox
    iCal
    Console
    Keynote
    Address Book
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  17. electroshock macrumors 6502a

    electroshock

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    Sep 7, 2009
    #17
    Usually Safari and Terminal at any given time unless I need to run Photoshop CS3, Final Cut, Lightroom 2, and related apps. iTunes if doing something with my iPhone, obviously.

    If really, really bored, I might -- just to entertain buddies -- go to /Applications, cmd-a to select all, then cmd-o to run every single application there. And waiiiiittttttt. :D The Dock looks truly impressive when you do that. It's very impressive when Terminal reports 10 MB free memory! Even more so when the system is still running, although not very speedily with about 180 apps running concurrently. The screenshot of that is something to behold because the row of tiny app icons doesn't even begin to cover all the apps actually running.

    (In Leopard, I had to force a power cycle uncleanly because I lost control of the 4 GB MBP. In Snow Leopard, I didn't have to do this.)
     
  18. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    #18
    You definitely have too much time on your hands if you are doing that...now how about trying that on an octo-core Nehalem Mac Pro with 32 GB of RAM? Would be interesting to see how it would behave!
     
  19. bristleworm macrumors 6502

    bristleworm

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    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    Germany
    #19
    iTunes, Safari, Mail, Adium, Pages, Numbers, iCal
     

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