Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Activity Monitor as a diagnostic tool, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
We've all been faced with times when our Macs slow down.…Displaying a spinning beach ball of death and generally carrying on as if they had a…bad case of rickets. Often times these slow downs can be cured…by simply restarting your Mac or quitting your web browser.…But if not, there's a way to get a glimpse of exactly what's going on and that way is…let's take a look. Activity monitor is found in the utilities…folder right at the top, and here it is. So I'll open that, and here is the…Activity Monitor window. Now the first thing you want to do is take…a look at this first popup menu that says all processes.…
This shows you everything that's going on in your Mac regardless of which account…controls it. In this case, I'm going to choose My…Processes, so I can see just the things that my account is doing.…Next, click on the % CPU column. If you see nothing but zeros click on the…triangle, so that the most active processes appear at the top of the list.…Now if in this column you see anything in the double digits, that thing is demanding…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 49s
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