full details about task manager mac

task manager mac who goes by the name of activity monitor on Mac OS X is an application that allows you to view and monitor all active processes running on your computer.

Activity Monitor

task manager mac Activity Monitor

If your computer is running slow or inefficiently you can open Activity Monitor to determine which applications are consuming the highest amount of resources. Activity Monitor is stored in the utility folder on Mac OS X.

open the task manager on Mac

task manager mac utilities

Click on the Applications folder then click on utilities.

Click on Activity Monitor the Activity Monitor will display on the screen and display the list of active processes.


Click on the CPU column near the top of Activity Monitor to sort processes by CPU and determine which processes are consuming the highest amount of resources.

This can be helpful if your computer is running slow and you want to identify one or more applications slowing down your computer.

process name

task manager mac process name

Click on the process name you want to be ended then click on quick process that particular process or application will clothe and free up CPU on your computer.

For example, if you downloaded a third party application that continues to run in the background, consider ending that particular process to free up CPU.

Select the option to force quit any processes that are unresponsive or won’t close after selecting quit applications that are looping unresponsive or taking an excessive amount of time to load may need to be closed using the force quit option.


Click on the memory or system memory tab to view information about the amount of memory being used on your computer.

The memory tab will display your computer’s allotments of free memory and is useful for determining whether you need to install more RAM to improve speed and efficiency.

if there is little to no memory next to free or any values displayed next to swap used you may want to consider purchasing more RAM for your computer

These signs indicate that your computer is out of physical memory and is using a portion of the hard drive for temporary storage leading to longer wait times.


Click on the energy tab to see an overview of your computer’s overall energy use as well as the amount of energy being used by each application the energy tab will also display information about your computer’s battery life

Click on the disk tab to view total disk activity across all processes as well as the amount of data each process has read from and written to your disk.


Click on the Network tab to view the amount of day to your mac is sending and receiving over your network the network tab can be useful for identifying the processes sending and receiving the most data on your computer.

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