Which one do you use, istat in menu bar or istat as widgets?

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  1. batotoy

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    I see no difference in its function. I think it is just user preference whether he likes it as a menu or as a widget.

    I just like to know where do you put your istat.

    I have istat pro installed as widgets and set Hot Corners (upper right) to activate Dashboard.

    How about you guys? istat menu or istat widgets?
     
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    My resident mac guru suggested I install it in the menu bar, less memory used. I don't notice much diff though.
     
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    i have istat pro as widgets.
     
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    widget :redface:
     
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    Widget! I don't want the stats making me more paranoid than I am already!
     
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    I use iStat Menu.

    Mostly, I can see at a glance if something's hogging up resources (CPU/RAM). Temp & Fan speed are a glance up to the menubar if I'm using the macbook in a non-aircon environment.

    But mostly I like have the Network Upload & Download speeds always available to be seen. That way I can see if the network's up and running well, or if I had a connection drop. Or if the WiFi connection I'm using is flaky or consistent.
     
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    widget for me....
     
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    Widget here for me. It's just a quick press on the mighty mouse button to draw it all up on the screen.
     
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    for MBP: Menu Bar, as I want to monitor temps and fans constantly
    for iMac: Widget
     
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    widget:) lower right corner for the dashboard..
     
  11. staci

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    both:D hahaha i dont know why
    just bec i had my widget first and i only use it to check my battery cycle, charge, and health.
    menu bar for the temperature only, for me to able to be aware of my temp.
    OC sa macbook:p
     
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    I use the widget. Kinda OC with the menubar getting cluttered. hehe
     
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    Widget. Mas maganda makita ang stat ng mac mo all at once. XD plus, it frees up space sa menubar. Haha. Sorry, OC kasi ako. XD
     
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    Dashboard widget for me. It's easier to get info since it's just a hot corner (mouse gesture) away vs a mouse click. But I use the menu bar version too, just for bandwidth.
     
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    I use the widget.
     
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    iStat menu user here, i always check the fan speed of my MBA and love the World Clock and Calendar :)

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    am using both....
     
  19. Craig

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    Menu. No real reason, it's just there!
     
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    iStat Pro - Widget! ^_^
     

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