Monitoring your computer with Activity Monitor


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Monitoring your computer with Activity Monitor

We will now begin our exploration of activity monitor which is program that as its main hints tells you what is occupying your Mac's time and to what degree it's doing so, and you will find it in the Utilities folder. So we go to the Go menu, choose Utilities or the keyboard shortcut for this is Shift+Cmd+U. We open the Utilities folder and there is activity monitor right at the top. So why would you run this thing? If your Mac seems slow, you can use activity monitor to find out what's taking up its attention.

This may allow you to stop the Mac from doing whatever it's doing or tell you that such and such application, maybe such a processor hog, then it might be time to search for an alternative. Activity monitor is made up of two main parts. At the bottom, you see five tabs for various kinds of activity. And at the top is a long list of processes, the things that your Mac is doing. It's amazing how much stuff is going on, isn't it? Well, let's start at the top. You can ...

Monitoring your computer with Activity Monitor
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Monitoring your computer with Activity Monitor provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics

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Business
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Mac OS X
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