I am using Parallels Desktop on my iMac. Occasionally after I shutdown Parallels Desktop/Windows the ram it used is not released back, for example, depending on what I'm running in Parallels Desktop I can use upto around 16GB or ram. Ocassionally when I shutdown Windows and in doing that Parallels Desktop too, this ram level does not go back down. I find that going into Terminal and entering the purge command puts the ram level down to what it was before I loaded up Parallels Desktop.
I was wondering if its possible to use Automator to create a shortcut that I could then either place on my Desktop or Dock and when needed I could just double click on it and it would then load Terminal and then the purge command?
Or is there another way that I could automate the purge command?
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad (3rd Gen) 32GB iPhone 5 32GB
In Automator I chose Application/Run Shell Script. In the box that appeared in the right side I entered purge. I then saved it to my desired location and I then dragged it onto the Dock for easy access.