October 1, 2023
Task Manager

How to Open and Use Task Manager on Mac

Many people who have converted between Windows and Mac computers are left confused about what’s exactly the Task Manager equivalent on a Mac and how to access it. In this post, we’ll guide you on how to access and use Task Manager on a Mac.

Mac Equivalent of Task Manager

The Task Manger in Windows Computers Windows Computer can be utilized to end applications any time an application becomes stuck or crashes on the Windows Computer.

Activity Monitor is the Mac’s version, or equivalent to Task Manager as found in Windows Computers. Similar to task Manager, Activity Monitor provides the information about the CPU or Memory that is that is being utilized by Apps and other services on your Mac.

Although the instances that result from Apps and native services freezing on Mac are less frequent than windows Computers, Mac also provides the dedicated Force Quit Application Manager along with an Activity Monitor.

If you happen to find any application getting stuck to your Mac You can utilize Force Quit Applications Manager to end the app that is causing problems or utilize the Activity Manager to get more information about this application.

Open Task Manager On Mac

As we mentioned earlier, As mentioned above, the Mac equivalent to Task Manger is known as Activity Manager and provides comprehensive details on how much CPU, memory as well as other resources. the application or process is using up your Mac.

1. Click on the icon for Finder (Happy Face) from the left side in the dock on your Mac

2. On the next screen, select Applications from the menu on the left (See the image below)

3. In the Applications Folder Click to open the Utilities Folder and open it (See the picture above)

4. In the Utilities Folder Click on Activity Monitor (which will be typically the first item on the list)

5. On the next screen (Activity Monitor), you can see the details of the CPU utilized by all Apps and Services that are running in your Mac.

Pin Activity Monitor to Dock on Mac

You can skip the lengthy process in Opening Activity Monitor on your Mac by securing your Activity Monitor to the Dock Bar.

1. Once you open the Activity Monitor on your Mac by following the steps above it will show at the Dock Bar. Simply right click to the Activity Monitor icon on the Dock to open an Menu (See below for an image)

2. Next, hover your mouse over Options, and then select the Stay in Dock option on the menu on the side that appears (See above image).

In the future, you’ll notice the Activity Monitor icon that is pinned to the Dock of your Mac and you’ll be in a position to access the Activity Monitor by clicking its icon on the Dock.

How to Use Task Manager on Mac

Below is a quick guide to using the Mac equivalent to Task Manager also called Activity Monitor. Activity Monitor in your Mac.

1. Check CPU, Memory and other System Resources being Utilized on your Mac

When you open Activity Monitor on you Mac You will see a display that includes five Tabs that include Energy, CPU, Memory Disk, Network, and CPU (See the image below).

CPU CPU Clicking at the tab CPU gives you with details about how much CPU utilized by different Applications running on your Mac.

Memory by clicking in the Memory tab lets you check how much Memory that is being utilized by Apps and System programs that run on your Mac. The Apps with the most Memory on top of the list. (See the image below)

Its Memory tab also offers an overall chart at the bottomof the page, which displays an overview of your total Memory use for your Mac.

Energy Clicking the tab on that will open to the Energy Usage by the Apps and processes running on your Mac. The apps that have used more energy (battery) over the past 8 hours or after the time your Mac is up and running will be displayed at the top.

In the lower part of the screen you’ll find the percentage of battery remaining, the length of time batteries are expected to last, and what number of hours was the battery used for.

Disk Tapping at the Disk tab will reveal how much data every application or process read from your disk and then written onto your drive.

In the lower part on the Disk tab you will be able to see how much data was that was read and the overall amount of information written on the disk which includes the entire process and applications.

Network Clicking in the Network tab will reveal the amount of data each process is sending and receiving via the internet.

In the lower part at the bottom, you’ll find how much data you received and the total amount of data transmitted to you Mac computer.

View Info About an Application or Process

Activity Monitor is a great tool for monitoring your Mac’s activity. Activity Monitor also allows you to access additional information on the processes and applications running within your Mac.

1. Click on the Application or the procedure you’d like to know for more details about.

2. Next, click on the i button in the upper right corner in the Activity Monitor window (See the image below)

3. A window will open with more details about the process or application.

Force Quit Applications in Activity Monitor

Follow these steps in order to Force Quit Applications using the Activity Monitor on your Mac

1. Once you have opened the Activity Monitor on your Mac Click on the application you wish to force Quit (See the image below)

2. Next, click on the x button situated near the top right corner in the Activity Monitor window. (See the image above)

3. You may see an email inviting you to sign-in to prove that you intend to close the App. Click the Force Quit option in the pop-up window to close the app.

Ctrl + Alt + Delete Equivalent on Mac

Alongside In addition to Activity Monitor Mac machines also come with the Force Quit Applications Manager which allows you to force-quit Apps.

It is possible to access the Force Quit Applications Manager on the Mac can be opened by pressing Command and Option (Alt key) and the Escape keys on your Mac.

Force Quit Applications Manager Force Quit Applications Manager just lets you Force Quit Apps but does not reveal details such as how much memory or CPU an application is using.

Below, you will find the steps required to make use of Force Quit Applications Manager.

Open Force Quit Applications Manager on Mac

If your main goal is to force Quit an application running on you Mac and you don’t want to know how much processing power or Memory the application is taking up, then you must utilize the Force Quit Applications Manager to accomplish this task.

There are two methods to access Force Quit Application manager on your Mac. Force Quit Application manager on your Mac

1. Click on the Apple icon located in the menu bar at the top of you Mac and then select the Force Quit… Option (See the image below)

2. On the Force Quit Applications screen select the application Name you wish to stop and click the Force Quit button (See image below).

3. Next, you will be presented with a prompt inviting you to sign-in to prove that you need to force quit this application. Click Force Quit to quit this application.

If an application is in use You can force quit the application by clicking the Apple icon at the top of the menu area of the Mac and then click”Force Quit” (Application name) in the drop-down menu (See the image below).

NOTE:You can also use the Command + Alt + Esc combination to open Force Quit Application Manager. Force Quit Application Manager on your Mac.

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