Mac Equivalent of Task Manager?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by B1gMac, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    B1gMac

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    #1
    I am a recent convert to macs. I just wanted to know if there was some equivalent to a Windoze task manager. Primarily, I want to see how much memory is being used at any time, and which programs are using the most memory.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    Activity Monitor. It's in /Applications/Utilities
     
  3. macrumors Core

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    #3
    In the Utilities folder there's an app called Activity Monitor.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Welcome...try Activity Monitor

    Try using the activity monitor. It's actually more informative than Task Manager. You can find it in the Applications / Utility folder. I move it to my dock for easy access.
     
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    Avenger23

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    You can also open up the Terminal program in the Applications/Utilities folder and type in the command top in the terminal window. It will give the same info as the Activity Monitor. Just to give you another option there! :)
     

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