The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Uptime versus running time!

If you use the iStat Menu application that I mentioned in a previous tip, you can get info about the uptime and the running time. All this info is in the CPU menu. The difference between the uptime and the running time is that the running time excludes the time that your Mac was asleep.


Blogger Unknown said...

Good tip, but how do we access it? Tried messing around with the prefs and trying different directions, but no running time option is available. Any suggestions?

August 6, 2008 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

In the Sections tab, there's a drop-down menu to control 'Load & Uptime.' Call me crazy, but that should add load and uptime stats to your view. :-P

August 6, 2008 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yep thank ya, have uptime added already. Just only gives me the uptime stat no runtime. Is there a way to expand the window I tried Skin Type Wide and Tall both didn't give me any additional info.

August 6, 2008 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Jeff.

I thinks what's happening is that the tip is for iStat MENUS (as shown in the screen shot) not iStat PRO. I checked my settings in iStat Pro and it only shows me uptime. But when looking at iStat Menus it shows both Uptime and Actual Running Time. iStat Menus is also available from and is a free download. I personally find iStat menus much more useful as I don't have to access the dashboard.

August 6, 2008 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank ya, yea I guess I didn't look closely enough, saw iStat and then what looked like the tall skin.

August 6, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

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