ANNOUNCE: xfce4-taskmanager 1.0.0 released

Pascal Gervais pggervais at
Tue Jun 15 18:34:28 CEST 2010

Le Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:26:11 +0200,
Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at> a écrit :

> 2010/6/14 Pascal Gervais <pggervais at>:
> > Le Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:04:50 +0000 (UTC),
> > Mike Massonnet <mike.massonnet at> a écrit :
> >
> >> xfce4-taskmanager 1.0.0 is now available for download from
> >>
> >
> > Hi and thanks for this new and improved taskmanager.
> >
> > It would be nice to have a way to know the amount of memory used in
> > MiB and the total amount of memory available on the system like the
> > tooltip in the progressbar of the old xfce4-taskmanager.
> >
> > For now, I see everywhere that seven percent of my memory is used,
> > but seven percent of what? 768 MiB? 1536 MiB? And this is not very
> > practical to have to open a calculator every time I want to know
> > what means seven, eight, twelve or twenty-four percent of XXX
> > memory.
> Sure you want to read that value in bytes, and I already thought about
> displaying it, but I can't find the right place for it, it's why it is
> postponed for now.

I don't know if this is possible or the right place to do it but what
do you think about switching from percent to MiB when we select "More
precision" in Preferences?

For example, the normal behavior could show in the tooltip of the
memory monitor and the status icon: "X%" or "X% of X MiB" then, when
selecting "More precision", it could show something like: "X.XX MiB of
X MiB".

Another possibility would be to add an option in the preferences to
display the memory usage in MiB instead of percentage.

> It's already been reported as bug 6503¹.
> ¹

Yes, I saw it after sending my request to the mailing list.


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