ctrl+alt+delete?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sweener88, May 9, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    Is there something on teh mac i can do to get a box like the ctrl alt delete feateure of windows to see all the prosess's im using?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's an app in the Utilities folder, within your Applications folder, called Activity Monitor. It's the Mac equivalent of Task Manager. :)
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Or if you want to be a little more cool to impress the ladies you can go open the terminal and enter the command 'top'.

    Warning : Not for beginners like mad jew though.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #4

    Hey!

    Okay, that's a fair call. :D

    Oh, I forgot to mention that Activity Monitor will show you My Processes by default (processes owned by the user) but there's a drop down list from which you can change it to All Processes.

    Also, although you can force quit apps from Activity Monitor's processes page, a quicker way to force a frozen app to quit can be reached through COMMAND-OPTION-ESCAPE where COMMAND is the button with a little Apple logo thingy on it. :cool:
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    ;).

    Nice one - I was trying to remember COMMAND-OPTION-ESCAPE. Managed to hit COMMAND-OPTION-EJECT instead and put my computer to sleep :p.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    top -u -s3

    would be better.. to sort by processes sucking the most CPU, and only polling every 3 seconds.
     
  7. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    You can add a Ctrl+Alt+Del like function using Escape Pod by Ambrosia Soft.

    Escape Pod allows one to terminate the foremost application with [Control]+[Alt]+[Del].
    Good for games or poorly written media players that don't let you get back to the GUI easily.

    • A summary of key board commands with in OS X
      [Command]+[W] close window
      [Option]+[Command]+[W] close all windows
      [Option]+[Command]+[esc] Force Quit.
      [Option]+[Comand]+[Power] force kill power.
     

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