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Windows 7: Any System Monitor Gadgets that DON'T have a memory leak?

23 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1

Yeah, all gadgets run under sidebar.exe in the taskmanager. For each one you add, it gets bigger. When I first noticed the memory leak, I went through and closed all of the gadgets that were running.

Sidebar.exe will vanish from your Task manager and then you can start one gadget at a time, watching the ram to see if that gadget continuously makes the sidebar.exe's RAM get bigger and bigger.

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23 Oct 2011   #12

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

I did not know that about the sidebar; I seem to recall having to install it separately, though that may have been during the beta period.
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28 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Was under the impression all gadgets used sidebar.exe, mine do. A Guy
As far as I know, this is correct. All the gadgets run under the sidebar.exe process. The more you run, the larger the process is.
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28 Oct 2011   #14

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Have you thought about there are all kinds of skins out there and it is very customizable.
Here is one skin I have that I think has what you're looking.
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