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Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.

Sometimes, simply closing an app doesn't do the trick. For example, if a program includes a helper tool, that tool may be the culprit. Closing the program may not solve the problem.

We've got a troubleshooting guide for finding out which apps are using the most percentage of processes on your computer.

Check Energy Consuming Apps

If you experience a fast drain on your MacBook's battery, it may be caused by certain programs running in the background. While you may have intended to run something like Spotify, it is possible that you have a program open that you didn't know about.

Apps-using-significant-energy.jpeg

You can quickly check to see which apps are using a significant amount of energy by left clicking on the battery icon in the upper right corner of your laptop's tool bar. From the dropdown list, wait a few seconds until your Mac finishes collecting power usage information. Any apps that are using a lot of energy will be listed.

You can then find the app by searching in Finder and quit the program. Or, you can right click on the app to open Activity Monitor.


Click here to read more...

Article Link: How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X
 

Cubert

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Apr 30, 2005
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Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.

Sometimes, simply closing an app doesn't do the trick. For example, if a program includes a helper tool, that tool may be the culprit. Closing the program may not solve the problem.

We've got a troubleshooting guide for finding out which apps are using the most percentage of processes on your computer.

Check Energy Consuming Apps

If you experience a fast drain on your MacBook's battery, it may be caused by certain programs running in the background. While you may have intended to run something like Spotify, it is possible that you have a program open that you didn't know about.

Apps-using-significant-energy.jpeg

You can quickly check to see which apps are using a significant amount of energy by left clicking on the battery icon in the upper right corner of your laptop's tool bar. From the dropdown list, wait a few seconds until your Mac finishes collecting power usage information. Any apps that are using a lot of energy will be listed.

You can then find the app by searching in Finder and quit the program. Or, you can right click on the app to open Activity Monitor.


Click here to read more...

Article Link: How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X
Ironically, it's almost always Safari as the culprit for me.
 
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till213

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"Apps using a lot of memory will affect your startup drive." - what a pile of dis-information in this article! How does an application that allocates lots of RAM affect the startup drive? Ah yes, now I understand: the "heavy bits" (you know, the ones representing a "1") can create pressure on the startup drive, causing it to slow down! So you need to reshuffle the heavy bits with the lightweight bits (y'know, the ones representing "0"), so overall pressure is the same over the startup drive.

Or sooooo...

Seriously, if you were aiming at RAM swapping, then you'd have mentioned it - but you didn't. And for the rest: "Here you can see how much network traffic is generated". Oh great! That's why it's called "Network Monitor". And so? What kind of information should a noob user draw drom that?!

Back to the drawing board with that article I'd say.
 
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joe-h2o

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Jun 24, 2012
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This handy flowchart will help:

no > no problem
^
Are you using Chrome? > yes > Quit Chrome
 
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