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Questions tagged [activity-monitor]

macOS' task manager utility application. It is used to perform different tasks on computer processes, as well as monitor system resource usage.

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com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice results in frequent hangs and freezes in my mac

Problem: com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice hangs repeatedly ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Now,everytime the process hangs it is indicated by red colored fonts in the Activity Monitor. ...
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What is “Software Update” doing when it says “Checking for new software”?

"Software Update" seems to take a long time. What's it doing? Utilities -> Activity Monitor yields: CPU usage low ( 1% - 2% ) by the "Software Update" process. + network traffic inbound, [...
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What is this no-name item in Activity Monitor's Energy tab?

I'm running macOS High Sierra and just noticed a couple of these processes with an icon but no name. See screenshot below.
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Macbook performance issues with browsers

I have a MacBook Pro from 2013, and I'm having issues in both Chrome and Firefox - both are slowing down to a crawl, and when I check Activity Monitor I have multiple processes (in all the 'tabs' at ...
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Why is Activity Monitor showing two different memory values for the same process?

In Activity Monitor, I am getting two different values for the same process, mds_stores. The usage was around 4 GB an hour ago in the list and the window. It was high because I was reindexing my ...
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Why would AppleIDAuthAgent take nearly 100% CPU?

The AppleIDAuthAgent process on my 2007 Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.5 is taking up 95-100 % CPU continuously. I use it whenever I go to work. I also use it as a server. I occasionally pull/push ...
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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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UserEventAgent Not Responding (MacBook Pro 2018 Mojave)

I opened activityMonitor and covered that UserEventAgent lighted red color. How can I fix this?
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Activity Monitor doesn't show main info?

this happens only some times . what changes is the info displayed in the lower portion of the window , what could be the issue?
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OSX Activity monitor (energy) shows terminated terminal app with high average energy impact

I use my macbook like desktop (always connected to electricity) 95% of the time, so I never noticed this before. However, I had to use it on battery last few days and it surprised me how short the ...
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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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What is DataclassOwnersManager?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8563977 A strange process is running on an un-logged-in user and taking up tons of resources. It's called "DataclassOwnersManager." I was able to force quit the ...
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What could cause a huge spike in Unix System Calls for a process and how to debug

Computer Stats Mac mini (Late 2014) 2.8 GHz i5 8 GB RAM 10.13.5 High Sierra (upgraded from Sierra this week while debugging this issue) Background I recently noticed that a certain tab in Chrome ...
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Is it possible to disable ending specific processes in Activity Monitor?

I use FocusMe for productivity reasons and such. The software works quite well, especially since my roommate agreed to create and safeguard a password. But, in order to prevent the program from ...
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What is the “rm” process in Activity Monitor

The rm terminal command is being invoked (by an app, not through terminal), and the process has been running for a while at 100%. Here it is in Activity Monitor: Why is it seemingly stuck working so ...
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Function of a particular process in macOS High Sierra! (PrintUITool)

What is the significance of this (PrintUITool) process which goes by the name of PrintUITool, I cam across this process in activity monitor and found it take up huge chunks of memory and CPU space of ...
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Manually entering activities into Apple Watch

I know this question has been asked online a few times, but most questions are over a year old and so maybe something changed. I kickbox and swim regularly, but never wear my watch when I do those ...
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Kernel Task is taking up 1.12 GB in activity monitor

I have an issue where my kernel task is taking over a GB of memory on my activity monitor. My fan seems to be going pretty crazy and is loud. Any ideas?
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Killing a dialog box that doesn't show up in the dock

There's lots of information out there about how to kill an application that's not responding. But what if I just have some dialog box that isn't clearly associated with any running application? In ...
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What can I do if an application is “Not Responding”?

An application is reported as "Not Responding" by the activity monitor and "sleeping" by top. I am very reluctant to kill it because I will lose my work. Is there anything I could do? E.g., kill -...
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Is there an application to analyze this which application created a generic process in ram?

I noticed a generic "Java" process is using between 1-2GB of Ram after I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I know a lot of the apps I use require java. I have closed out all my apps and still it is using 1-...
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How can I determine whether all processes running on my Mac are legit?

When I open activity monitor I see 355 processes. A lot of them are part of macOS but I obviously don't know every one of them. How can I verify that the processes running on my Mac are legit (e.g. ...
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How to get time-dependent CPU usage logs?

Sometimes my MacBook pro 2017 starts rotating the fan very fast. It's hard to see if there is anything abnormal in the Activity monitor because it looks pretty much as always but the total CPU load. ...
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How do I relate Activity Monitor's Disk “Data read/sec” and “Data written/sec” to overall data transfer rate?

I'm trying to understand just how much speed I'm getting when writing big files out one of my MacBook Pro's USB 3.0 sockets to an external drive, also with USB 3.0. An example is the copying -- via a ...
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Programs running in background mac

I suspect my Macbook Pro has been hacked by sophisticated hackers who may have even customized some special malware for my computer. Is there anyway to tell from looking at the MacBook Pro Activity ...