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abhiroopb
December 15th, 2008, 03:57 PM
I have a lot of applets added to my gnome panel, however, after leaving my computer on for most of the day it shows 500mb RAM being used.

List of applets:
Fast user switching
Main Menu
Sticky Notes
Music Applet
Disk mounter
volume
force quit
notification area
clock
deskbar-applet
keyboard switcher
window list

I know this is a lot (its spread over 2 panels) BUT I use almost everything quit frequently. So, I would like to know if one of these applets is known to be giving problems.

Thanks,

Michael.Godawski
December 15th, 2008, 04:17 PM
hi abhiroopb,

how many RAM do you have at all.

freeI would not be concerned with the usage of ram. It is the function of ram to be used.
Are your machine acting slower? If not, why being concerned?

abhiroopb
December 17th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Thanks for responding. I have a lot of free RAM left, that isn't the problem. I was just wondering whether this was normal or not.

drs305
December 17th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks for responding. I have a lot of free RAM left, that isn't the problem. I was just wondering whether this was normal or not.

When I open System Monitor and display Processes, my gnome-panel says it is using 15 MiB.

Sukarn
December 17th, 2008, 04:36 PM
mine is using 23.6 MiB, and I've got more applets than you.

abhiroopb
December 17th, 2008, 04:38 PM
It appears that an applet is leaking memory. Am I using any that you're not?

drs305
December 17th, 2008, 04:42 PM
It appears that an applet is leaking memory. Am I using any that you're not?

I have lots more too. I don't have Sticky Notes or Music Applet.

Added: After seeing the next post, I noticed I don't have desk-bar either.

Sukarn
December 17th, 2008, 05:21 PM
I think it might be deskbar-applet, although I'm making a guess here. If I had to say that one of those applets was using up a lot of memory, I would say it was deskbar-applet. I'm not using the sticky notes or music applet either.