Very basic stupid question

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  1. maryjolemmon macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2013
    When I run the top command in Terminal I cannot see anything past the bottom of the window. I know there are more processes because if I elongate the window I can see them, but I can't find a key to be able to see the rest of the list. I would think the Page Down key would do it, but it doesn't.

    Please, how do I get past the bottom of the screen?

    I have looked for HOURS searching on Google and looking at sites that give instructions on how to use Terminal trying to find out this very very basic question and I can't find the answer ANYWHERE. I give up. Please someone give me a direct answer my question? Tahnks so much!
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Looking thru 'man top' it seems the top process is resource intensive enough that it is designed to only run on processes that match your filter parameters, possibly including window size.
    IOW, the nonstandard lack of effect of the arrow keys may be a feature, not a bug.

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