Rosetta Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kixsand, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. kixsand macrumors regular

    kixsand

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    #1
    I was listening to the iLife Zone Podcast today and one of the tips that they put out was this:

    If you've recently used the migration assistant to move from a G4 or G5 to one of the new Intel based systems you need to delete all of the plug ins that came accross with your browser. They were for use on a G4 or G5 and their presence will cause your computer to run the browser under rosetta mode...thus slowing down performance dramatically.

    I've recently migrated from a G4 to Intel and have gone and deleted the plug ins.

    My question:

    Is there any way to see whether a program is running natively or under rosetta in osx?

    I'd like to make sure that I fixed the problem.

    Thanks,

    Darren
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

    nazmac21

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    Control-click on the Application icon and hold. A menu pops up and you should press Get Info. In there, you'll either see the application as PowerPC, Intel or Universal Binary.
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    Activity monitor tells you if currently running apps, and processes, are PPC, Intel, or Universal, in the "kind" column... ;)

    If you're using Safari, it's not excatly likely you've got any plugins, so don't worry there. With FireFox, I didn't know they were compiled for a certain architecture, because there doesn't seem to be a differentiation between any versions on the plugins that I use.

    And they run fine anyway :rolleyes:
     
  4. kixsand thread starter macrumors regular

    kixsand

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    Coolio...just opened up the activity monitor and both safari and firefox are listed as "intel".

    Thanks for the help.

    darren
     

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