Daft Question. Just Curious

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    #1
    Just looking at the activity monitor on my computer and was wondering a couple of things.

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    1, Are the majority of things listed active or just listed as having been active recently? I know a few will be active as I am doing things on the computer.

    2, If active , why are so many active?

    3, Can I shut down anything on there and would that make any difference to how the computer runs?

    One other thing ( not too related) . To get the picture I screen grabbed, uploaded to photobucket and used the image code from there. Can I add a phot directly from my computer to a posting or do I have to use the way I did it?

    Sorry for the daft questions and thanks for any answers.

    Cheers

    Rory
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    1) Everything in the list is active.
    2) Your computer requires certain processes to run that aren't necessarily visible to the end user.
    3) You could try exiting them, but odds are they'd just restart automatically.
    4) Click the "Manage Attachments" button to add an image as a file to a post.
     
  3. Rory Manton thread starter macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Thank you for clear, concise and quick answers.

    Where would I find the "Manage Attachments "button?

    As you probably guessed I am not the brightest knife in the box when it comes to computers:D
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If it's on Activity Monitor, it's active.
    Many of those processes are related to your Mac's operating system. It's perfectly normal.
    If you don't know what a process is, it's best not to quit them.
    How to add a picture to a forum post

    If you're looking for ways to improve performance, read this:

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X

    Also, you may have better success in attracting responses to your thread, and you'll make your thread easier to find for those browsing the forum for the same answers, if you follow this tip.
     
  5. Rory Manton thread starter macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Image3_edited-2.jpg

    Test to see if I can post phots from my computer.

    Thank you GGJstudios for that little nugget of info.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You can, and it's a great picture too!
     

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