Activity Monitor Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ghsNick, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    I don't want any programs running that I don't need...or somehow I "okay'ed" them starting up with my MBP.

    Here is what is going with nothing open or running.
    What can I uncheck/stop from going at the start up?
     

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  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    A more effective way would first be tocheck login items and remove things. Daemons running are usually necessary.

    Additionally the things you showed us are taking less than one percent of your processor. I'd say you don't need to try and minimize further, beyond login items for maybe login speed.
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    How do I check login items?
    (This thing is a week old so in a year from now I don't want everything adding up like my old PC did ;))
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    System Preferences > Accounts >> Your Account >>> Login Items.

    PS: To really know what is going on:
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    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Further reading:
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  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    System Preferences > Accounts > Your Account > Login Items Tab

    are daemons really unnecessary? i have istatlocaldaemon running (although the connections are blocked, i'm guessing it's a separate thing) but do i need it?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, unless you don't want to run the associated applications.
     
  7. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What the hell is iTunes helper?
    I had it on my PC too...do I need it or what? If not I'm unchecking it.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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  9. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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  10. simsaladimbamba

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    So you didn't learn what iTunes Helper is for and how to deactivate it?
    If that is the case, I am sorry, I must be using Mac OS X for too long and have forgotten, that a new user might not be catching up as fast.

    And it wasn't meant as an insult, just some anger relief, that using a search engine nowadays is frowned upon and people like to be spoon fed.
     
  11. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    lol
     

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