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Old Jun 24, 2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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How to see all running programs

Hey, is there away to see all the programs that are running? I was about to install the firmware, but I wanted to make sure there aren't any programs running in the background.


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Old Jun 24, 2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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command(apple) + option(one next to apple) + esc(that one in the top left...) will show list of open apps. and you can force quit them from there.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Press command+tab to see all programs that run in the dock.
Or use Activity Monitor (Applications>Utilities).
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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command(apple) + option(one next to apple) + esc(that one in the top left...) will show list of open apps. and you can force quit them from there.
Yeah I knew that one. I just wondered because yesterday I tried to uninstall something and it said I couldn't because it was still running, but it didn't show up by pressing command+option+esc. Thanks though.
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Open terminal and run 'ps aux | less'.

'ps' is the 'process status' program. The 'aux' bit are options, where a=all, u=user info (among other things, look in the first column), and x=shows processes that are not connected to a specific terminal, f.ex. started by the system without user action.

The '| less' just pipes the result from the ps command to the 'less' program, which allows you to page through the information (I guarantee that you will have more than a screenful showing up. Without less it'll just zip by too fast).

For more info on ps, type 'man ps' in the terminal. There are a million options to show you virtually everything you need.

If you need to kill a process, checkout 'man kill', and 'man sudo'. Be careful with those.

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Open ACTIVITY MONITOR.
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Thanks...just what I was looking for.
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Open ACTIVITY MONITOR.
Thats the one!
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