Why does com.apple.IconServices take up a lot of MB on the Activity Monitor? I'm aware this is a new feature, from 10.9 onwards.
I Googled solutions to this, but haven't found anything that works... yet.
I don't want to downgrade OS X, but I am interested to know why this happens
com.Apple.IconServicesAgent uses 140.9 MB, and on the hard drive, the folder /var/folders/randomstring/C/com.apple.IconServices takes up 127.5 MB, although this could grow.
My hard drive is 319.21 GB and I have 284.69 GB left, but it was 284.82 last night (no new apps installed or uninstalled, only some temp files/caches deleted), so I'm not sure if this is part of the problem.
Fixed disk permissions as suggested on some Mac sites; no major issues to report.
Is there a way to keep it manageable without losing the icons off the desktop or menu (I did used to delete the folder, killall Dock, killall Finder, restart when I first learnt about com.apple.IconServices).
I had a look on Apple's website, other people are having the same issue but there doesn't seem to be a solution to this. (I'm not that confident with things like Terminal apart from sudo deletion of trash, but that's as far as it goes!!)
All help is much appreciated.