activity monitor missing from utilities?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smeghead91, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. smeghead91 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    hi all

    just a quick query my activity monitor app seems ro be missing from my os, i can't find it anywhere ive tried reinstslling applicatins from the disc that came with the mac itself but no luck, can i redownload this somewhere else? is it on another disc somewhere?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Did you try using Spotlight as well to find it?
  3. smeghead91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    yep tried that no luck even after using "kind" = application
  4. lewiseisen macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Same problem. Activity Monitor is nowhere to be found... I also can't find a copy on Apple Downloads.. is there somewhere else I can get it?
  5. Shu15 macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    United States
    I don't really know about Activity Monitor, but an alternative might be this. iStat Pro

    It's a dashboard widget that might solve some of your problems. There's also a button that lets you bring up Activity Monitor, so it might somehow bring it back. That's my 2 cents.
  6. lewiseisen macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Thanks for the suggestion... I use iStat Pro already... it gives you an overview of CPU activity, but what i need here is to see a list of processes that are running.
  7. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    Shu15 means that if you bring up istate there is a button at the left end, 3rd from the top called activity monitor. Press it and it should bring up activity monitor application.
  8. lewiseisen macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Alas, nothing happens when I click it.

    Activity monitor really is missing from my computer. :eek:
  9. pjki macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Activity Monitor is missing from my computer also

    Mac book Air -- My Pages is frozen on my screen, along with Stickies. All desktop folders have come to the front and frozen there. I can force quit everything EXCEPT Pages is not on the list. I can even restart Finder, but that doesn't work. I can reboot. I can leave computer completely off for several hours and restart and everything is still frozen on the screen.

    I googled it and they said to type in Activity Monitor in the spotlight. Did that. Can't find it. Then I looked in Utilities, and there is no Activity Monitor.

    How do I unfreeze my screen and close out the Pages program that is on it?

  10. pjki macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Figured I better respond to my own post. I still don't have an Activity Monitor anywhere on my Mac Book Air; however, I did manage to UNFREEZE it, not by force quitting anything, because the program PAGES that was frozen on my screen, and Stickies, were not even on the "force quit" list, so I couldn't force quit them. And I couldn't access the Activity Monitor.

    And rebooting did not work.

    I finally found out how to run Safe Mode and that cleared up the freeze problem.

    For anyone else not knowing how to start Safe Mode > shut off the computer > restart and as soon as you hear the "start up" sound, hold down the Shift Key. As soon as you see the Apple, let up on the Shift Key.

    Instructions said I'd see the words Safe Mode, but I never did. But I noticed there were no more programs frozen on the screen.

    Then you're supposed to restart your computer again in normal mode.

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