Saving Ram without dashboard!
A great tip submitted by Hunter Evans (Hunter's website): Saving Ram without dashboard! I find widgets very efficient and I count widgets as better for productivity. Many people find widgets a waste of system resources however. It is true that many computers might not take as much advantage of widgets than personal computers. It is especially true on a video editing or production workstation and also on older Macs. You can really see the effect of widgets on Ram and processors when watching "Activity Monitor". There is a useful feature in OnyX that comes to the rescue by entirely disabling the dashboard to avoid having all these extra applications running in the background. OnyX is a free application for maintenance and customization that can be downloaded for free here on MacUpdate. This is the "Dashboard and Exposé" tab within the "Parameters" of OnyX where you can choose to enable or not dashboard: