Activity Monitor itself, any time I open it, lags horribly and shows a spinning "beach ball." It continues to lag horribly until I right click on it in the Dock, wait several seconds for the context menu to appear, and choose "Force Quit."
No other application is giving me trouble, just Activity Monitor.
I could probably fix this by restarting the computer, however (a) I don't want to restart the computer (I have a couple VMs running and other things I'd rather not close down) and (b) I'm very curious to see more in detail what could be causing this.
(I'm a sysadmin by trade, so it should go without saying that I enjoy troubleshooting and tracing down the causes of computer behavior.)
Is this a bug in Activity Monitor, perhaps, or what?
So my question, essentially, is "What could be going on here?" but to state it more precisely a few different ways:
- What steps could I take to trace down more precisely why Activity Monitor is slow/laggy? Or,
- What steps could I take to diagnose and possibly fix this particular slowness without shutting down the computer? And on a side note,
- What information (logs, diagnostics, command output, etc.) would I need to provide to Apple to file this as a bug report?
I'm running 10.11.6.