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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I have dual monitors for my MacBook Pro. Stop Automatically shift to one of the monitor?

I set up my dual monitors connecting to Macbook Pro and unchecked "the Display has separate spaces" option so that I can use the monitors in a continuous fashion. The two monitors are stacked up (one ...
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process investigation (wackly ruby)

I develop ruby on rails apps. Today I noticed a bunch of unexpected ruby processes taking up a bunch of memory. So I decided to investigate. The results of the investigation are sort of inconclusive ...
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OSX 10.15.3 Activity Monitor GPU History not painting with VSCode Code Helper (GPU)

It seems the GPU monitor doesn't update, except for a spike when you fire it up for the first time. Is this a local config issue or a known shortcoming of the VSCode app? While this might be a ...
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What's a task-manager lighter than Activity-Monitor? [duplicate]

Apple Activity Monitor is nice and simple enough, but I tend to keep it open all the time in order: to have a CPU monitor always visible in the Dock without any click/gesture (and without wasting ...
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Over 550 processes shown in Activity Monitor

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac. I opened Activity Monitor and clicked on the Memory tab to temporarily monitor the Memory Pressure. The memory pressure was fine but I noticed Activity ...
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Activity Monitor doesn't show all CPU usage

This seems to be new behavior in macOS Catalina. While compiling a large C project with make -j8, the CPU is obviously pegged at 100%, but Activity Monitor doesn't show all the busy processes. I ...
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What is portProxy.bin and why is it sucking/eating/using up my CPU?

Through today, portProxy.bin has been eating up my CPU, constantly using about 60% and making the fans in my computer whizz up. I'm guessing it might be connected to my VPN use, but now I haven't ...
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Safari shows blue dot below Dock icon though it's not in process table [duplicate]

Summary: Safari is running according to the Dock (icon has dot below it, and right-click shows "Force Quit"); however Activity Monitor doesn't show it and ps -ef | grep -i saf returns nothing. ...
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Change Activity Monitor update speed?

When viewing the CPU Load on Activity Monitor today, I was curious as how to make Activity Monitor update the chart and data faster. Is there a setting to change the update speed for Activity Monitor?...
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Increase Activity monitor update frequency to less than a second

I want to use the "CPU history" to monitor how some program uses the CPU, but the update frequency of "very often (1 sec)" is not fast enough for me. The changes I want to observe happen in less than ...
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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 ...
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Mac has enough memory, but still pages in, is that a problem?

I recently upgraded my memory, but I notice that while the OS does NOT page out at all (from what I see in Activity Monitor), the machine pages in regardless. Why does that happen? Is that a problem?
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Keyboard Viewer via keyboard shortcut wont actually quit after closing it

I managed to add a shortcut for keyboard viewer via BetterTouchTool. However, once I run Keyboard Viewer and close via the red X button, I cannot re-open it again via a shortcut. So I checked activity ...
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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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Does anyone know of an alternative to CPULED that is not connected to the AppStore?

Just want something similar (UI/ease of use) that is a freeware. :) I can make a copy of the app that is installed in Applications but when I install it in another Mac, it wants me to login to the ...
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Activity Monitor Always Open Without Me Opening It

Why is Activity Monitor randomly open all the time on my work laptop even though I never open it?? I'm using a Macbook Pro on Mojave.
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How to force stop all the processing in the background (and map that command to a keyboard shortcut)

My Mac has been having a lot of issues lately. Most of them have to do with lagginess and the spinning beach ball appearing quite often, and staying there for a long time. If my Mac is so slow, there ...

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