Identifying Open Applications in OS X

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  1. peppermelly macrumors newbie

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    I am accustomed to using OS 9 where I could easily identify open applications by clicking on the far right menu heading. I could then click an icon to open the application in order to either use it or to quit those I would rather not have open and using RAM. Can someone please tell me how to identify open applications in OS 10.4 and above? I have tried everything and half suspect it cannot be done as easily as in OS 9. Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Looking for the "ball" under the icon on the dock is one way

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    What about the Dock?

    It indicates all open applications by a black triangle or a glowing blue dot beneath it.
     
  4. peppermelly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Identifying Open Applications in OS X: solved

    Well, that was just too easy. Thanks much. By the way, I did do some searching on the net for the answer to that question before posting it.
     
  5. Matthewlee macrumors newbie

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    CMD-Tab is a good way to see what apps are open - it's also a great way to switch between open apps.
     
  6. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I found this thread running a search and it is somewhat related to my question.

    I just got my MBP back from AppleCare and the "blue dot" is gone from all open applications. I looked thru settings but couldn't anything to turn this on or overlooked it.

    Anyone know the secret to turn my blue balls on??
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Has a restart or repairing permissions via Disk Utility changed anything?

    What about logging in as another user?


    What about restarting the Dock via Activity Monitor (via Force Quitting it in there)?
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Could be that a new com.apple.dock.plist file would do the trick. Do you need more help, or can you manage that by yourself?
     
  9. Anthropogenesis macrumors member

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    Solution: Look at lots of porn, then do nothing.
     
  10. TranceNW macrumors regular

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    :D:D

    Additionally, I've also found that fiddling with a few bits and bobs helps the process.

    In seriousness. Have you found the answer to the problem - i've never experienced that one before!
     

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