System Utilities - qMEM

Description: qMEM is a small, yet powerful widget that keeps track of your memory usage. qMEM is resizable and can be configured to fit just your needs.

You can use qMEM as a short memory history or simply as a quick way of estimating your current memory usage.
Author: QRious
Version: 1.1
New in v1.1: ixed bug that would make the widget not work on computers with more then 1G of memory (Thanks to Tom McIntosh and Ian Hopkins for helping debug this issue).
Fixed the color of the text below the memory bar.
Replaced total memory with inactive memory in the textual memory representation.
Added possibility to show inactive memory as part of the graph.
Fixed issue that would make the widget show wrong memory numbers when near 100% of the memory was in use.
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (4.67 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2794 (all versions), 1636 (this version)
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I like it, good job.

The shading looks a little wierd though. Probably just me.

Posted by: SiliconX on Jun 08, 05 (1:26 PM) for version 0.5b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great changes, but for some odd reason it doesn't work. It just shows memory usage at 100% and stays there.

Posted by: SiliconX on Jun 10, 05 (1:34 AM) for version 0.6b (previous version)  

And what happened to the CPU version?

Posted by: SiliconX on Jun 11, 05 (12:17 PM) for version 0.6b (previous version)  

Great changes, but the green percentage counter looks out of place.

Posted by: SiliconX on Jun 14, 05 (4:04 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Uhh good point SiliconX, Il have that fixed in the next update smiley

Posted by: QRious (developer) on Jun 14, 05 (7:33 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

make 1 for powerbook batterys, airport signal, and one for hardrive space

Posted by: k6ng6r00 on Jun 15, 05 (7:50 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

This is perhaps the most professional looking widget out there. All developers should follow your lead with use of colors, continuity, and elegance.

I agree with the above poster, make more of these for other purposes.

-propynyl

Posted by: propynyl on Jun 15, 05 (8:02 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Excellent changes! Again, I love it. smiley

*Possibly* make one for batteries. However, there are a TON of these out there already, I don't know if we need another one (unless you get a brilliant idea for original features).

A hard-drive version would be useless unless the graph spanned a period of days, weeks, or months, not seconds. smiley

I agree with the idea about the airport signal.

Another idea on that same subject would be network activity.

And my last suggestion is disk activity.

Posted by: SiliconX on Jun 15, 05 (8:43 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

These widgets(qCPU, qMem) are using a huge amount of processor time, like around 40%-70% or more. I do not have the option to "Do measurements while hidden" set, yet while hidden its still doing this. My fan came on in my Powerbook and I started Activity Monitor to see what was going on and these two widgets were at the top each with 40% or more. Has happened numerous times so I finally disabled them.

Posted by: schu on Jun 19, 05 (12:56 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

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