Forum Question: What’s the benefit turning off the blue light indicator in the dock in Lion?

I read and saw people talking about that turning off the blue light indicator in the dock give us a better memory management for applications.
I’m not sure if you enable it, this “memory management for apps” will be disabled.
What is the PRO and CONS about this features? What do you recommend for us?
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Roberto Torao

Comments: One Response to “What’s the benefit turning off the blue light indicator in the dock in Lion?”

    7/23/11 @ 8:21 am

    There are only Pros to having the blue light on:
    You can see which apps are currently running.
    I think a lot of the articles on this are old and are relaying information from Lion betas, not the final Lion release. On my new MacBook Air (Lion pre-installed) the blue light is ON by default, not off.
    I guess the only pro I can think of to having it off is to forget about the idea of “running” and “not running” and use apps like you would in iOS — the “running” state becomes a tech detail that normal users don’t have to worry about. That is especially true now that many Lion apps will re-open windows and documents so they are in the same state as when you quit the app.

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