Unknown/unnamed iStat process.. help?

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  1. Jrolls macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have the istat widget installed, and I have noticed that under the processes section there is always an unnamed process which normally registers at about about 14%. The icon is a black square, with four smaller white dots or something in the box, one in each of the 4 quadrants.
    Anyone know what this is?
     
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  4. Jrolls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    screenshot

    Here it is.. it happens to be on the top at the moment.
     

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  7. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's just the dashboard widget icon
     
  8. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, three instantaneous posts in a row all in agreement, we macrumors people are awesome!
     
  9. Jrolls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha great!
    So, it is just a widget/all of the widgets maybe..
    So with that icon and the 'WindowSer.." --which another thread claimed is affiliated with the widgets-- the widgets are the things taxing my MB the most.
    Kind of funny.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can tell iStat not to show widgets in the top process list.
     
  11. Jrolls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting, I did that and "windowser.." still shows up- anyone know definitively what this is?
     
  12. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    WindowServer is one of the core processes that makes everything run, it's part of the operating system.
     
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