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macOS Ventura: Memory Leak in QuickLookSatellite?

Nearly 9GB of real memory used by Apple QuickLookSatellite. Real memory as in not virtual memory. And even 45.4MB of compressed memory—Not Good.

When QuickLookSatellite is force-quit in Activity Monitor, memory usage drops to a still ridiculous 550MB (over half a gigabyte) of real memory—ridiculous because it hasn’t been used; that’s its baseline useless state.

When you add up all the memory used by various uncontrollable Apple daemon* processes, a big chunk of what you paid for is just going to waste. I don’t need Airport/Music/Family/TouchID/etc crapware daemons (stuff that I *never* use) degrading my machine by eating CPU cycles and wasting memory I paid for.

Thus while I do like the new easy-to-use Login Items => Allow in the Background interface, it ought to include Apple crapware daemons.

* A “daemon” process is a background applications that has no user interface. It can only be found in Activity Monitor or in Terminal via arcane commands.

macOS Ventura: enormous memory usage by QuickLookSatellite
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