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Rename App Process Name

I'm trying to get around a block that's on my computer that closes down a process if it has a certain name. How can I rename a process? (The name that you see in Activity Monitor.)
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How do I monitor the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants?

From the command line, how would I get the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants (not just 1st-level children)? This is useful when you want to monitor the ...
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How To Identify Process From A Toolbar Icon?

How does one identify which process is behind a certain tool bar icon without having to rely on asking someone on the know or just killing processes until the icon in question magically disappears? ...
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How to resume OS X apps that have been suspended by the system

I often run into the situation where the OS will suspend some of my apps because of low memory. If I am lucky, a window will appear that allows me to select which apps I want to quit and which apps I ...
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Start app/command-line tool without internet/network access

Is there anything that can help me launch an app or command-line tool without internet or network access even when I'm connected to the internet? (so that I can use other apps with Internet, and block ...
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My Dock won't launch upon login

I recently installed the 10.10.5 update on my Macbook Pro, and now upon login with my home account, the dock won't launch (literally, there is no Dock process; killall Dock returns No matching ...
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Move similarly named images into a folder with the same name

I am trying to create an automator app which will take all the images which are similarly named and create a folder with that name and move the images then into that folder and then archive that ...
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Process not running but app shown in dock

I have an applescript that runs automatically and relies on the application "Contacts" to be running. Occasionally, it fails when the "Contacts" process mysteriously disappears from the activity ...
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Why does htop show different CPU levels for processes than top or Activity Monitor?

I installed htop through brew, real pleasure of a view compared with top. The totals across both CPUs for top align with the sum of totals per-CPU in htop. E.g. right now I see about 40% per CPU in ...
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Services Using com.apple.geod

I blocked the com.apple.geod process with my software firewall but after 2 days of non-stop 1 second attempts I just pkill'ed it. I want to know what services are using this so I can disable them ...
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How to find out process owner of unidentified windows?

I have an odd error that I have not been able to associate with an application or PID properly. In Windows, there is Process Explorer with the very handy target function that allows you to click it ...
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Kill GUI “zombie”

This is not actually zombie in UNIX terms, but I don't know name of this process. On my Mavericks 10.9.1 some GUI application has been badly crashed and I can't run it again except I should logout ...
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maspushagent using CPU

[retina MacBook Pro 15", Late 2013, OS X 10.11.4] I always keep Activity Monitor running, and just noticed that CPU usage was up significantly. The process maspushagent (owned by me) has now been ...
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Why is nsurlsessionid connecting to docs.bigassfans.com?

I saw heavy CPU usage,d then a large upload and checked Little Snitch to see that nsurlsessionid is connecting to 'docs.bigassfans.com'. I know that nsurlsessionid is a system process that syncs to ...
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Killing the cfprefsd process to restore toolbars and functionality in SPSS

Nothing will kill this process! Tried via activity monitor (can't force quit or drag to trash). Tried by killall -u (nothing happens, still showing up as a process) and kill -9 (says 'arguments must ...
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How can I get information about a particular application's audio output?

I'm trying to figure out how I can interface with the audio subsystem in Yosemite (10.10.1). I've never done this is prior versions of OS X, but I imagine it has to be possible. Is there any way to ...
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What is a “stuck” process?

Using the top command in Terminal, and ordering the list by state, I see a number of processes on Yosemite 10.10.1 whose state is stuck. I've looked through man ps and man top for an explanation, and ...
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How does Activity Monitor get the URLs related to a “Safari Web Content” process?

Does anyone know how Activity Monitor.app gets the list of URLs that are related to a Safari Web Content process? Those processes show up as com.apple.WebKit.WebContent in ps output.
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How to prevent PressAndHold from loading?

I have already disabled PressAndHold through terminal, but I see that it still appears as a process on Activity Monitor. It is taking 2.9 MB for me, but I want it to stop and not to begin at all. When ...
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ps on remote Mac doesn't work

I have a Mac Mini (latest model I believe) running OS X 10.7 at a remote location that I can only access via SSH. The problem is that the ps command* does not work. When I run it in any form, from ...
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named (bind DNS) not quitting

I am trying to quit named, but it keeps popping up. I tried removing the configuration an key files, unloading it from launchd, you name it. Yet it keeps starting. How do I kill it permanently?
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How can I unbind a UDP port that has no entry in lsof?

On my Mac, I'm having trouble with a UDP port (500) that is "already in use", but it doesn't have an associated process anymore. sudo netstat -na | grep "udp4.*\.500\>" shows udp4 0 ...
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Is there an effective way of getting rid of “ghost windows”?

Many times, with programs like Skype, or some video games, the program stops responding. My natural response to this is force quitting it. However, sometimes I get this ghost window that remains even ...
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How can I auto resume background jobs upon login

I'm running a bash script over several days. When I put the laptop on sleep and log back in, the script is stopped. I have to send the kill -CONT message to the process for it to resume. Is there a ...
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Q: Way to limit (not block) frequency of certain connections?

Third party software is okay, although I've tried things like Little Snitch, and the closest feature they have is the ability to create "temporary rules" (i.e. rules that allow/disallow specified ...
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Hidden processes causing huge increase in ios data usage?

On my first iphone the data usage was both reasonable and logical at the beginning, but a couple months in and I was seeing a ridiculous increase of >5x usage. I started off average 5-8 gb/month and ...
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Multiple IBCocoaTouch tool pop ups

I am not able to figure out what this is ?? I am not able to kill these process. Note: I would appreciate if any one could put the appropriate tags to this question.
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Process: kernel_task over 700mb memory

Anyone knows how do I solve high memory consumption of the process "kernel_task" ? I tried to delete .plist files from folder bellow, but the problem still continue My Mac: Macmini6,1 ...
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Automator background (watch me do)

Can I make watch me do it feature work in the background? so that it doesnt take my mouse controle.