Task Manager & BIOS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Myrm, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Myrm macrumors newbie

    Myrm

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    Hi

    With Windows you can press CTRL ALT DEL to get a task manager up showing you want programs & services are running. I could also press F2 on boot up and enter the BIOS set up screens.

    Can the same be done with Mac and, if so, how?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can open Task Manager by right-clicking the Task Bar and selecting Task Manager for example. I don't remember how the keys are mapped in Macs (i.e. what is ctrl and what is alt etc) but some key combo might work too.

    Macs don't have BIOS so you cannot enter BIOS.
     
  3. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Applications -> Utilities -> Activity Monitor for something close to task manager.
     
  4. Myrm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Myrm

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    Thanks for the reply, Hellhammer.

    I guess the Task Bar is the tray of icons at the bottom of the screen? Or perhaps the smaller icons at the top of the screen? Either way, right-clicking just brings up options for the nearest icon, not a task manager.
     
  5. Myrm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that's more like it. :)
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Ahh, I thought you were running Windows :p In OS X it's called Activity Monitor like mentioned above.
     

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