How to Open and Use Task Manager Mac with Activity Monitor

We will explain to you How to Open and Use Task Manager Mac with Activity Monitor. Task Manager on Mac who goes by the name of Activity Monitor on Mac is an Application that allows you to View and Monitor all Active Processes running on your Mac Computer.

What is 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.

How to Open Task Manager on Mac

  • 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.
How to Open and Use Task Manager Mac with Activity Monitor - Activity Monitor on Mac

How to Use Activity Monitor on Mac

Learn How to Use Activity Monitor on Mac below.

CPU

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 Mac is running slow and you want to identify one or more applications slowing down your Mac.

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 Mac.

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.

Force Quit

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.

How to Force Quit Applications on Task Manager Mac

  • ALT + Command + Esc
  • Keys this is going to bring up a window with all of your currently Open Applications.
  • Then you can just select the Application that you want and hit Force Quit.
  • So, you can just go down to that and hit Relaunch and it’ll Restart the Application.
Force Quit Applications on Task Manager Mac

System Memory

Click on the Memory or System Memory tab to view information about the amount of Memory being used on your Mac. The Memory tab will Display your Mac 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 Mac. These signs indicate that your Mac is out of Physical Memory and is using a portion of the Hard Drive for Temporary Storage leading to longer wait times.

Energy

Click on the Energy tab to see an overview of your Mac overall Energy use as well as the amount of Energy being used by each application the energy tab will also Display information about your Mac battery life.

Disk

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.

Network

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 Mac.