Tag Archives: Activity Monitor

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How to Force Quit a Frozen App in macOS Catalina

Sometimes a Mac app freezes up and you have to kill it. Well, not actually kill it, but you may have to force it to quit so you can relaunch it. Here’s how you use Force Quit an application in...

Activity Monitor - Energy, Disk & Network

Using Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy, Disk, and Network

The Activity Monitor app can be used to troubleshoot your Mac, as well as evaluate how well your Mac is performing overall or with specific running processes (apps). In Using Activity Monitor Part 2, we’ll take a look at using this utility to explore your Mac's energy use, disk performance, and network performance.

Activity Monitor – CPU & Memory

Using Activity Monitor Part 1: CPU and Memory

Activity Monitor is one of my favorite apps, although when my Mac is running as it should, I hardly ever use it. But when there’s a need to troubleshoot problems, check performance, or see if an upgrade, such as additional RAM or...

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🚀 TipOff #7: How to Cure a Sleepless Mac

You might find that when you choose to sleep your Mac by closing the lid or choosing Sleep from the menu, every now-and-then it refuses to do so. This is typically a quick fix, as luckily it’s not hard to...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 1

The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice. In this first of a two-part article, we're going to look...

Mac 101: Get More Done with More Memory

RAM upgrades can be both the simplest and least expensive ways to extend the productive life of your Mac. They can also improve general performance by allowing you to have more windows open, have more "stuff" on your desktop, and...

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