Managing processes in Activity Monitor


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Managing processes in Activity Monitor

Let's take a short tour of the important elements of Activity Monitor. Activity Monitor, as its name implies, is a utility that allows you to peak into what your Mac is doing in the background. Let's see how that works. We'll launch it some other way. Let's go to the Go Menu, we'll go to Utilities, and there's Activity Monitor. What we see in this window is a series of things called Processes. These are the things that your computer is doing, and some of them you're going to recognize. So let's look through the list of Processes and see if we find something. There! Mail, we know what Mail is.

There's the Finder. We're aware of what the Finder is. There's Dashboard, and here's Activity Monitor itself. So great, we understand what those things are, but what's all this other stuff? Well, these are background processes, things that your computer is doing that aren't necessarily tied to a specific application, but are nonetheless important to...

Managing processes in Activity Monitor
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Managing processes in Activity Monitor provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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