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Where can I find a task manager in Mac OS X Lion? I want to see the processes that are currently being run, and I can kill any process I like.

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It's called Activity Monitor. You can find it in this folder: /Applications/Utilities/

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@Firdous And be sure to select 'All Processes' at the top right if you want to see everything. – gentmatt Feb 21 '12 at 9:06

A short way to do this is using the cmd + space to open Spotlight and then type in Activity Monitor (you should get the right suggestion very quick). I like this, because it's very fast.

You can also use this to start other apps or open files.

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Look for the apple/Mac icon (perhaps top left). There will be an option for "Force Quit." Use that.

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