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What could be the cause of finder using 90 MB of real memory ? I was trying out Songbird (again) and looking at the resources it consumed, when I noticed that Finder (with no windows open) was hogging up 90 MB of real memory.

I decided to re-launch Finder then, and found that it went back to using about 11 MB. That was about 7 minutes ago, and is holding steady there. I also tried opening a slew of other finder windows to see what the consumption would be then, but I only got it up to about 34 MB that way.

So what could it be that makes Finder jump from such low to such high memory consumption ?

Doug
Edit: Just tried something and have a partial answer. Previewing files in finder really eats up memory. Unfortunately though, after the Finder window is closed, the memory consumption doesn't really go back down to where it started (around 11 MB) I just got it up to about 70 MB from the 11, and then closed the finder window. It's now at 53.7 MB being used.

Would that be considered a memory leak ?
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