Activity Monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
|Stable release||10.11 / August 23, 2015|
|Operating system||OS X|
- Quitting or "killing" a computer process
- Viewing the computer's CPU load
- Checking the amount of random access memory in use or swapped out
- Checking the amount of hard disk read-ins and write-outs
- Checking the capacity of storage devices
- Monitoring the computer's network usage
- Inspecting running computer processes
- Viewing a process identifier number
- Viewing information about a particular process
Activity Monitor appeared in Mac OS X v10.3, when it subsumed the functionality of the programs Process Viewer (a task manager) and CPU Monitor found in the previous version of OS X.
In OS X 10.9, Activity Monitor was significantly revamped and gained a 5th tab for "energy" (in addition to CPU, memory, disk, and network).
- Resource Monitor for Microsoft Windows
- "OS X 10.10 Yosemite release date". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- "Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used".
- Chung, Jackson (September 10, 2008). "Macnifying OS X: Learning To Utilize Activity Monitor on Mac".
- Brad Miser (2004). Special Edition Using Mac OS X, V10.3 Panther. Que Publishing. p. 926.
- List of common processes on Mac OS X