Okay, so I've been running Launcher Pro and lately it's been a real hassle as it continually re-draws and I find I can get it to stop doing that by reducing the memory overhead. To help troubleshoot that I downloaded the app Memory Usage. However, I'm really not understanding what I'm seeing: Total: 225MB Avail: 40MB Active: 74MB Inactive: 82MB (First, can anyone explain those numbers?) Android System/Settings 51MB - 100 LauncherPro 26MB - 400 Contacts Storage 15MB - 300 Dialer Storage/Dialer 25MB - 100 SwiftKey Beta 25MB - 200 Clock 16MB - 400 Google Search 15MB -400 Google Services Framework 15MB - 300 Memory Usage 18MB - 100 WeatherBug Elite 14MB - 400 Gmail 13MB - 400 News and Weather 14MB - 300 Google Voice 13MB - 300 Handcent SMS 12MB - 400 ASTRO 11MB - 300 Advanced Task Killer 13MB - 400 Settings 13MB - 400 Okay, so that's well over 256MB at 309MB so how is that supposedly even fitting in RAM at all? Next, what's the deal with several of these apps? Astro always shows up no matter what I do with it. I kill it and it comes immediately back. What is a file manager doing that it's running constantly even when I'm not doing anything with it? Same deal with News and Weather. Why is this ALWAYS in memory? I usually also have a Bluetooth entry even with Bluetooth off. Amazingly it wasn't here this one time when I looked. Things are so bad trying to optimize memory that I'm seriously considering dumping my Droid and getting a Droid 2 or a Droid X just to have more memory to play with and blowing any chance at some new mystery Droid in November or so. Any input greatly appreciated.