MacBook Pro :: How To Make Activity Monitor Update Faster

Jun 4, 2014

I have a mcabook pro early 2012. How do I make activity monitor update faster? It is currently updating every 4 - 5 seconds.

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MacBook :: Window Server In Activity Monitor ?

Mar 16, 2009

What is "WindowServer" in Activity Monitor?? I actually have a few things I dont know what they are.

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MacBook Pro :: 4GB But Activity Monitor Only Showing 3.75GB

Sep 17, 2009

I was checking out my Activity Monitor the other day and I have noticed this before. I have 4GB in my MacBook Pro and updated to SL and now AM is only showing that I have 3.75GB. I figured maybe it was just an error and I have shut my MBP off and it still hasn't changed.

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MacBook Air :: Why Is PTP Camera Runnining In Activity Monitor If Not Using It

Mar 21, 2012

I looked at my activity monitor and noticed that it was saying that something called a PTP Camera was running. I'm confused because my camera isn't on or anything.

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MacBook Air

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MacBook Pro :: Activity Monitor And Console Won't Open?

Apr 10, 2012

I knew everything was working fine on my Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz i5, 8gb ram, Mac OS X Version 10.7.3. I loaded up my Mac this morning and tried to open Activity Monitor but wont open. When I drag the application to the dock, there is no icon picture for it. I looked on the internet and it told me to load up Console, which I then found done the same thing.

In Utilities I realised the App 'Podcast Capture' was also missing its icon, but since I do not use that, I am not worried.After looking through google again, I ended up using FirstAid and repaired the disk and permissions. That still made no difference.Finally I then decided I could delete the .plist from preferences, to then find neither of the files for Console and Activity Monitor were there? And I had not deleted them.

Once last thing, in Terminal, every time I open it, it comes up with, bash: /usr/libexec/path_helper: Unknown error: -22

Not sure if this relates to it in anyway? The only thing I know that may have effected it was setting up a Minecraft server which I had to use a chmod a+x (file location). Which I thought gave it the commands. Didn't work anyway, but whilst in the middle of doing that I realised all these other issues.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Activity Monitor Doesn't Work?

Jun 24, 2012

when i try to open activity monitor, it's fine for 2 seconds and then i get the rainbow wheel...and i have to end it using force quit.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Fans Going Full Blast - Activity Monitor

Apr 27, 2009

My mac has always been fine only getting up to about 70*c when encoding. Now it gets past that when doing nothing, and fans going full blast! Tried every mac temp. software. Looked in activity monitor, nothing major running, biggest thing is "activity monitor". I can just have it sitting on my counter, on hard surface, very hot fans full blast. Its a new MacBook White early 2009.

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MacBook Pro :: Need To Force Quit Mail Through Activity Monitor

Aug 12, 2009

I can no longer shut my Mac down any more. Mail wont quit and now I must do a Force Quit through Activity Monitor.

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MacBook :: Activity Monitor Shows Idle Memory To Be 80% Or More?

Mar 5, 2012

I'm using a 2009 model MacBook with 4GB of RAM and a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. I've been having issues for quite a while now where even with just ONE program active, it will often lag, slow WAY down, or even flat out crash. Upon further inspection in the Activity Monitor, I discovered that the vast majority of the computer's memory -- at least 80% and up -- is marked as idle. 

First: What does this mean?

Second: Is there any thing that can be done about the stated issues? 

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MacBook Pro :: OS X Mavericks (10.9.3) How To Reduce RAM Usage In Activity Monitor

Jun 4, 2014

I recently upgraded my RAM to 16 GB from the original 4.  I notice thru the activity monitor that my current usage is 13.54GB.  Is there a way to reduce the active usage of RAM via the activity monitor, or is this not a big deal? 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Make A Mbp Faster Like Cleaning It Up?

Dec 10, 2010

How do you make a mbp faster like cleaning it up?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Make Startup Faster

Jun 6, 2009

I have the Unibody 17" MacBook Pro with 4GB Ram and a 500GB 7200RPM Seagate Hard Drive. Although the computer is fast, it is not as fast as the Aluminum iMac I used to have. I have zeroed the hard drive and installed everything from scratch but I still get the beach ball from time to time. It does not freeze but it is not as snappy as I would like.What could I do to make my computer faster?

Programs I have installed: Adium, Adobe CS4 Master Collection, Aperture, Audacity, Cyberduck, Final Cut Pro 2, Firefox, Google Earth, Handbrake, iLife '09, iWork '09, Microsoft Office 2008, Parallels, Periscope, Rosetta Stone, Sling Player, Toast Titanium 10 and VLC.

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MacBook Pro :: Would Upgrading To 8gb Of RAM Will It Make Faster?

Oct 6, 2009

Just wanted to ask the guys that have 8GB of RAM in their mbp if it was worth it? Running my 17" mbp with 4GB of RAM via 24" LED ACD in dual monitor mode running 6 spaces and especially running VMware fusion just to run light programs such as access 2007 and excel seems to tax my 17" in the memory department.

The 17" still runs pretty good but I do notice that under activity monitor the memory seems to have a huge amount of page outs and the color wheel shows up once in a while. Would upgrading to 8gb of RAM be the remedy? Will it make the whole os that much faster? I would think so but I'd like some opinions, thanks.

I would just use my Mac Pro thats on my sig but I have it connected to my hdtv most of the time and use it through there. I'd like to use dual monitor with my notebook for my courses. I hate transferring school work data from the 17" to the mac pro on a daily basis.

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MacBook Pro :: Make The Startup Run Faster?

May 31, 2012

how to make macbook pro startup run faster?how to make it coldl down the machines , when getting hot

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X(10.6.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Random Processes Appearing And Disappearing In Activity Monitor?

Jun 1, 2012

My MacBook Pro continues to show random unexplainable processes in the Activity Monitor window. Nothing seems to be wrong with any aspect of the laptop and functions correctly?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: White Support 32 Bit Or 64 Bit - Sl Make It Faster?

Dec 7, 2009

i have a 2008 white macbook 4,1- 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 320GB HD.

I'd like to know if it supports 64 bit. I want to upgrade to Snow leopard but i'm not sure if it would benefit my laptop. Would Snow leopard make it faster?

And is snow leopard stable now? I read when it first came out that a lot of people were having issues.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Make Online Games Run Faster / Smoother

May 12, 2012

I have a 2010 13-inch Macbook Pro and I love it. I also recently fell in love with Team Fortress 2. How would I be able to make my (online) games run faster, smoother, and all around better?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Can't Make Monitor On Mini Display Port Primary Monitor?

Aug 18, 2010

I have a fresh install of Windows XP, service pack 2 on a boot camp partition on my macbook (13" first gen aluminum case) and a Apple LED Cinema Display attached to the mini display port.

I can't seem to make the Cinema Display the primary display (the "Use this device as the primary monitor" checkbox is always greyed out in the Display Property Settings tab). I also can't shut the macbook lid and continue to use it closed (with kb, mouse and monitor attached) like I would when booting OSX.

Is there some other way to make the Cinema Display the primary monitor, so I can leave the macbook closed when booting into Windows?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Software To Clean And Make My MacBook Pro Faster And Lighter?

Apr 29, 2012

I was wondering if there is any software to clean and make my MacBook Pro faster and lighter?I heard about the MacKeeper but I get some negative feedback about it....

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Activity Monitor - Should I Increase RAM?

Jan 10, 2011

I'm not sure if this is cause for concern but it seems like my "free" memory has been really low as of late.

I use Safari and Mail 90% of the time. The other 10% is occasional iTunes use, MPlayer use, and Preview use. Is it time for me to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM?

Note - I do use the following extensions in Safari: AdBlock and YouTube5.

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OS X :: No Activity Monitor In Leopard?

Apr 3, 2009

I installed Leopard from an OS disk I purchased to upgrade from Tiger. I just went to launch Activity Monitor and it is not there? I checked Applications and Utilities. From what I read it seems that Leopard should have activity monitor.

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OS X :: Looking For CPU Usage In Activity Monitor

Sep 18, 2009

So maybe what I am looking for is in the activity monitor, but I just can't find it. I always see people on here posting screen shots of their CPU usage. If they have a quad core machine then there are four columns with blue in it showing the usage. Where can I find this in OS X, or is this a 3rd party program?

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OS X :: Activity Monitor Not Responding

Nov 5, 2009

Im running SL (updated of course) on my MacBook Pro 4,1. Im fairly new to Macs and to be honest I didnt even know about Activity Monitor till very recently. So I figured I would check out whats going on with my system and fire it up. Activity Monitor does not respond. It starts to open but then sits at this screen with a beach ball...

After a while I usually just Force Quit. Ive ran Onyx recently as well as Disk Repair and everything seems ok.

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MacBook Pro :: Update RAM/memory On Computer To Run Faster?

May 1, 2012

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15 inch with 2.53GHZ and 4GB of RAM and I use music software on it (Logic, Pro Tools) and  I recently just got Omnisphere and it is just slowing my computer down like no other. Is there any way I can make my computer go faster? And if so how and where can I do this?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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 :: CPU Meter In Activity Monitor All Wrong?

Dec 11, 2010

According to the screenshot, both Users (green) and System (red) uses 0,19% CPU each. Which means that idle (black) should be around 99%, which it clearly isn't. If I check each process individually, none is using more than 1% of CPU. The screenshot is taken after a reboot and I don't use and third-party background services like VMWare. It's Mac Pro 2.66 Quad (2009).

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OS X :: Couple Of Processes In Activity Monitor

Apr 4, 2009

Noticed a couple of processes in activity monitor I don't think I have seen before. Authorizationhos and ocspd. if they also have them or if they are supposed to be there and what they do?

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OS X :: Activity Monitor - Process Names

Jun 30, 2009

I've got the activity monitor open in front of me. There are the usual apps I can see, Logic, FF, iTunes, Finder, MS Messenger etc etc. Though there is a lot of other stuff, I don't know what it is (probably system stuff?). For instance there is configd, syslogd, mds, cron most of these have root inb the server column. In the User column for my name I can see mdworker, pboard, launchd and couple of others.

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OS X :: How To Change Activity Monitor Icon

Jul 26, 2009

I have recently tried changing the Activity Monitor Icon by using Candybar, for some reason Candybar does not have a Activity monitor in the menu. I have than went to Activity monitor application which is on the desktop and clicked on " show package contents" + "resources" and dragged the original activity monitor icon to a random folder and dragged a new icon into the resources folder. I logged out and logged back in and now the icon did now show up, there is a application icon now.

I have dragged the new icon out and put the old one back in the folder to see if it would go back to its original icon and now it does not go back to how it was in the first place, so pretty much no icon exists but only a application icon shows but the program does open up. Another thing I dont understand is why I could not see a Activity Monitor Icon in the CandyBar program, I am not sure how to change the Icon or how people change it or why they have modified activity monitor icons is you cant change it.

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OS X :: IStat Reading Different From Activity Monitor

Sep 15, 2009

Using SL. I installed iStat and it reports less "wired memory" being used than Activity Monitor. Right now iStat reports: 449MB wired, 515MB active, 364MB inactive and 2.45 GB free. Activity Monitor reports: 706MB wired, 515 MB active, 364MB inactive and 2.45 GB free. Also, our school macs are at a whopping 100MB wired, whereas I'm always above 500MB.

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