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Old Jul 20, 2004, 07:16 AM   #1
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How to show background processes ?

I'm quite new to Osx, after having had a PC for decades. I was wondering how it's possible to show running background processes in Osx. I know how to show running applications, but in windows, by pressing ctrl-atl-del you can look at applications as well as processes...
Can anyone tell me how to do that in Osx ?
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 07:31 AM   #2
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Easy enough!

Go to Applications->Utilities->Activity Monitor.

Edit: In Activity Monitor, you'll need to chose Monitor->Show Activity Monitor if it doesn't come up by default, and, within that window, use the top center pull-down menu to select which process categories you wish to see.

It's all there.
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 07:35 AM   #3
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Note that you can also go to (apple menu)->System Preferences...->Accounts->[your account]->Startup Items, click on the '+' button, and have Activity Monitor (or anything else you want) start up upon login. I tend to have the CPU meter running, although others prefer MenuMeters....
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Thanks a lot !
No problem at all! Feel free to post any questions to this forum; the membership is - a few bad apples aside - quite helpful. If your question hasn't been answered (at all, or adequately), bump the thread by posting another post at the bottom of it after a few hours. Sometimes, you just happen to post at a time when no one is looking at a particular area of the forum, or at the 'New posts' section, and your post just gets missed. Generally, almost any reasonable question gets answered fairly quickly.
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