On Tuesday 27 October 2009 20:18:20 Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> Those that dynamically update, such as weather
> plasmoids, probably do. Those that are fairly
> static, like the picture frame, probably eat
> very little.
Sounds good. On my desktop computer, weather and rss
update only every 30 minutes here, so should be
minimal strain. Picture frame, when I use it, changes
every 2 minutes or so, so that would suggest somewhat
increased load, but also minimal.
Again, you have stilled my concerns, so I can likely
even begin using plasmoids on my 3.5 year old laptop,
where I always refrained, due to concerns about
sapping processor power :-)
I know those concerns, only too well :-) This laptop is 4.5 years old, and
wasn't state-of-the-art when I bought it. It has ATi Mobility Radeon X600
graphics , so it's little short of amazing that I can use desktop effects at
all, but I carefully use only the minimum of effects, and temporarily disable
them if watching video, for instance.
Again, I don't have too many plasmoids, but the number does seem to grow over
time, when things prove themselves useful. Currently I have two folderviews
(to remote drives), a picture frame, yawp, pastebin, analogue cloc showing two
time-zones and opendesktop plasmoids. The only problems I have relate to
firefox, not to plasma or plasmoids.
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