Applications :: How To Set The Priority Of A Certain Process In OSX

May 11, 2005

Is there a way to set the priority of a certain process in OSX? Whenever i'm rendering something in Final Cut Pro or any other program, it slows down the whole system (duh), but whenever i'm doing something under windows (rendering 3D or whatever) I can turn down the the priority in the task manager (where would windows be without CTRL+ALT+DELETE) so the whole system doesent slow down to a crawl and I can contunue to do other things while the system is busy rendering. I know it will take a little longer to render depending on whatever else im doing, but i hate slowdowns so much (especially a slow dock).

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OS X :: Task Priority And Superfluous Applications?

Mar 20, 2010

I just tried to move some critical data from one drive to another and the operation froze. The folder showed up in the destination but then the copy wouldn't start. What was the problem? Apple apparently set its automatic reminder for the Software Update application to a higher priority than the user task. After a few seconds of being frozen, the folder disappeared from its destination and the Software Update window appeared.

Why is a background application more important than a file copy that was initiated by the user? What was so important that it had to interrupt my file copy? A Safari point update, something about Digital Camera RAW Compatibility for iPhoto and Aperture 3 (neither of which I use), and an iLife Support point update (which I also don't use). Is there a way to tell OS X that whatever I'm doing with copying or moving files should always have a higher priority than any background tasks?

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OS X :: Finding IChat And Jabber Priority

May 22, 2010

I use iChat on my Mac and BeejiveIM on my iPhone - both with the same Jabber account. Also, I have Push Notifications turned on and I get all messages on my iPhone even if BeejiveIM is closed - you surely guessed it. What's so annoying? When I chat in iChat, all messages go to my iPhone as well and it "beeps" every second. How can I change the priority of iChat (or BeejiveIM - if possible) to make iPhone not getting messages when iChat's status is set to "Available"? Don't tell me to use Adium instead, 'cause I've used it and then switched to iChat.

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Sep 21, 2009

I have a Mac Pro with several raid array and single drives attached (1x Wiebetech RTX600 Raid 5 through SCSI; 1x CalDigit HDElement Raid 5 through miniSAS; 4x internal drives).Unfortunately, due to various reasons (electricity outtage and software crashes), I'm experiencing system crashes and need to hard re-start the system. Upon restart, I am able to boot back into Mac OS X, but sometimes one, or both of the raid arrays will not mount.However, after a period of 0.5 - 2 hours, the array would magically re-appear again. Sometimes this might even happen to internal drives that I had mounted inside the chassis of the Mac Pro.

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Feb 26, 2010

I am wondering if anyone knows of a good osx based alternative to Process Explorer on windows - what I'd like to be able to do is graph CPU and memory for a specific process and ideally see what network connections a specific process has open. atMonitor seems to do this pretty well generally, but not for specific processes (this is for monitoring a multiplayer flash game).

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I share my wireless internet with my 2 roommates free of charge. However, every now and then one of them will queue up a list of music to download (for example) and it bogs down my own connection considerably.

I'm looking for a way to prioritize my host computer so that the others don't overpower mine when I'm playing an online game or something that needs a steady connection. I tried looking in System Preferences>Network>Network Port Configurations, but that doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for.

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Jun 1, 2010

I have 2 Macs in the house, with a 3rd coming soon. I backup mine to an external hard drive using Time Machine, but neither of the others have a backup plan in place.

One user doesn't really need a robust backup solution, but the person getting a mac soon does.

I was thinking I could kill two birds with one stone if I got a Time Capsule. Now I've read all about how you can partition Time Capsule and stuff like that (and I'm technical enough that I could probably pull that off if I wanted to, but I don't think I do). What I haven't found out is what the Time Capsule does if two users have been syncing to it, and on the next backup it runs out of space.

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Applications :: Resizing Of Windows In OSX PROCESS?

May 23, 2006

Well I just switched over to Macs on sunday with a new MacBook. Coming from Windows XP theres two things I miss and I want to know if there are any applications to chnage this:

1) In OS X you can only resize windows from the bottom right corner which gets kind of annoying. In Windows XP you can resize from any corner including the sides with that little black adjuster arrow, is there any program or any way I can naturally do something similiar in OS X?

2) I want my Dock to be more like the Start Bar in Windows XP. Meaning that I want all my programs to stop at the Dock on the bottom. Some program automatically stop at the Dock and can't be pulled down behind the Dock, such as iPhoto. Other programs however, such as iTunes, can be pulled down behind the dock and I don't like that. Is there any way I can naturally change this or any application I can download?

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i'm trying to use gimp on my new macbook and the toolbox window has moved into a position where the bottom corner is off the bottom of the screen. i therefore cannot resize it! i've been googleing everything i can think of but cannot find an answer on how to resize this (i have tried a few solutions which only seem to apply to regular osx apps). i am more than willing to set the window sizes in some sort of a config file, but i can't find one.

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May 17, 2010

I've been trying to burn a video from my Canon camcorder using iDVD and it keeps telling me that nothing is being captured. It seems like it should be such an easy process, but it is not working for me. I have imported the video to iMovie but cannot figure out how to burn a dvd from that application either.

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Applications :: ChronoSync Process Takes Too Long

Jun 10, 2010

I just installed chronosync to sync the Home folders of my two macs together. I think everything is syncing fine but the process takes so goddamn long that I'm wondering if it's normal. The first sync took like 5 hours just as I expected because I have a lot of files. I thought all syncs following that would be shorter, because the program would only look for the changed files right? But it looks like it's analyzing every file again.

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Applications :: Copying Comic Life To Another Computer Process?

Sep 25, 2009

I just bought a new iMac... but a friend of mine has a MacBook Pro (which already came with Comic Life installed). I was just wondering if there was a way to copy that application to my iMac??? If so, can anyone tell me how to do that?

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Jan 9, 2010

I am a brand new Mac user. I have just purchased a MacBook Pro and need advice as to the best way to use my external hard drive with iTunes.I have read previous answers regarding the above question, however I do not currently have any music on my new iTunes and it is already all on my external hard drive. Does this mean I need to complete a slightly different process? Also what must I do when I load new music on to my external?

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Feb 11, 2012

How does one remove unwanted applications from the start(boot up) process?  I removed Parallels however, Internet Explorer and Firefox still attempts to load and I get an error message on boot up.  This is on a MacBookPro with 10.6.8 installed.

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Jan 28, 2009

When "Confirming Names" in the "XXXXX may also be in the photos below" section of Faces, is it possible to change or choose a name other than the Face you are within? Is there an option to do this - I cannot find it?

For example, I have a Face named "Christine" with numerous photos of Christine already confirmed. I also have numerous photos shown in the section "Christine may also be in the photos below".

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Applications :: ILife 08 To ILife 09 Upgrade Process

Jan 27, 2009

long time reader, first time poster. I know this topic has been beaten to death - but I've read all the post and have not found an answer for my question.

If you have iLife 08 installed and just installed a new copy of iLife 09 - does the following happen?

1. iLife 08 gets removed.
2. All Data from iPhoto 08, iMovie 08, iDVD etc, gets transferred to the new application.
3. No Importing is required to move any of the data over the new version of the software. It just works as if you didn't even have iLife 08 in the first place.

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OS X :: Log CPU Usage Of Particular Process?

Jan 14, 2010

i want something similar to Window's Performance Monitor (Perfmon) on MAC. i need logs for the CPU usage of a particular process on MAC OSX. let me know if there is an in-built MAC utility or suggest some external application.

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Dec 9, 2010

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Feb 16, 2009

I have a big movie that takes hours to convert. I have a ibook g4 and an imac. Is it possible to hook them up and use both of their cpu to convert the movie, without separating the process?

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Apr 21, 2009

This is left over from a WD backup process that I deleted. Keeps trying to run, but can't find the file. How do I stop launchd from trying to run it.4/21/09 8:28:28 AM[1] (com.memeo.WDMemeod[404]) posix_spawnp("/Library/Application Support/Memeo/WD Anywhere Backup/Daemons/WDMemeod", ...): No such file or directory

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OS X :: SH Process - Taking So Much CPU Power

May 12, 2009

So I've been noticing the fans on my MBP were starting to run pretty hard today which never happens. I checked the activity monitor and I have a process called SH (127) that was eating up like 12-15% of CPU. Does anybody know what this process is? Why is it taking so much CPU horsepower?

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Mac Pro :: Current DVD Ripping Process?

Jun 29, 2009

I'm a brand new Mac Pro owner and in one weekend I was able to convert more of my collection than I could in weeks with my other mac. It's nuts! I owe a lot of that to this board, and I thank you guys for it. I'm hoping maybe there's a better way to speed up my current process.

Anyways, on to the topic. Right now my steps are:

1. Insert DVD and RipIt takes care of the rest (with a non-riplocked drive). Takes 8-12 minutes per DVD.

2. I'll do a stack of my DVDs then queue up a list with the terminal-updated version of Handbrake.
Each movie takes 25-45 minutes, using only 30% processor power, tops.

3. I usually run two instances of Handbrake to speed up the process. They read the DVD images from my main drive and they write to a second internal drive. Last night I had 15 movies queued up for each Handbrake instance and let it go overnight. All 30 were done by 7:30 this morning (started the process at about midnight).

Going through my entire collection has reminded me of how many bad movies I've bought over the years. There's just some need I have to get my entire collection ready to go on my Apple TV's.

How about you guys? What's your process look like? I'd like to see quicker conversions, but I think I'd need an SSD and better optimized Handbrake to make that happen.

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OS X :: Unknown Process Hogging CPU & RAM?

Nov 10, 2009

For the last week, my Mac has been running very slow. Even when I don't have any apps open, it still lags. I opened up Activity Monitor to see what is going on. I see that a root process "AgentDaemon" is taking up almost all my CPU and RAM.

When I try to quit (or force quit) this process in the Activity Monitor, it will go away for a second and then come right back.

Does anyone know what purpose the "AgentDaemon" serves? And why is it hogging all my CPU and RAM?

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Mar 31, 2012

There is a process, "PocketCloudService" that I cannot finish even from terminal (kill PID), the response is "Operation not permitted". I did the same of killing proceses from terminal and it worked, but it doesn't with this process. It belonged to a program that I unistalled, "Pocket Cloud". I reinstalled that program and unistalled again, but the process continues running, even if I restart the mac. It's annoying because sometimes it spends about 80% CPU, warming my mac (and my patience!), therefore I finish the process "PocketCloudService" from Activity Monitor, but it restarts few seconds after. I just want to delete or block the source that launches that process and not have to stop it manually anymore.From activity monitor when I check the process, the main process is "launchd (1)", user: root (0)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 12, 2012

mds is using 4.7GB of real & 6.7GB of virtual memory and using ~ 15% of CPU. The Spotlight icon does not indicate that it's indexing. I have added multiple folders and drives to the Privacy tab in Spotlight prefs. I disabled Alfred & Hazel and that didn't change anything.

Info:Mac Pro Xeon 2.93, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Oct 14, 2008

Can anyone tell what is the command line to use to kill a process using its name.
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OS X :: Prevent Process To Startup On Reboot

Sep 12, 2010

I have a process running prl_vm_service and it is making my HDD very noisy. I think that spotlight keep indexing this file. Because when is shut down this process my HDD become almost silent. I would like to prevent this process to startup when I reboot my iMac. Is there a way to do this. I am aware that Parralles (this process belongs to it) needs it, but still I want to prevent this process to startup.

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OS X :: Process NOT Quit Via Activity Monitor

Nov 26, 2010

A while back I installed an application that allowed me to stream media from my Mac to my PS3, called Gridcast. It didn't work well, so I got rid of it. Since then I have had two processes constantly running, "gridcastd" & "GridCastAlerts." When i select and quit the processes nothing happens, they just continues to run.

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OS X :: Application Won't Quit / Process Can't Be Killed

Sep 7, 2006

I just had a unique OSX experience (for me, at least). An application became unresponsive, so I tried to force-quit it from the Dock. It would not quit. Then I tried to tried it from the force-quit dialog. Nothing. Then I opened the Activity Monitor and tried to quit the process. Again, the application window sat open. Then I pulled out my last trick and attempted to kill the process in Terminal. To my amazement, it just sat there. I tried to shut down, but it timed-out. In the end, I had to shut the Mac down with the power button, the first time in years that I've had to do this. Otherwise, OSX (10.4.7) seemed to be working fine -- I was able to quit all my other running application in an orderly fashion before shutting down.

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