How to Open Task Manager in Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Opening Task Manager in Mac

In Mac, the equivalent of the Task Manager in Windows is called the Activity Monitor. The Activity Monitor allows you to view and manage running processes, monitor system resources, and force quit applications. In this tutorial, we will show you how to open the Activity Monitor on your Mac.

Method 1: Using Spotlight

Spotlight is a handy search feature on Mac that allows you to quickly find files, applications, and system preferences. Follow these steps to open the Activity Monitor using Spotlight:

  • Step 1: Press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight.
  • Step 2: Type “Activity Monitor” in the search bar.
  • Step 3: Click on the Activity Monitor app from the search results.

Method 2: Using Finder

If you prefer using Finder over Spotlight, you can also access the Activity Monitor through Finder:

  • Step 1: Open a new Finder window.
  • Step 2: Go to “Applications” in the sidebar.
  • Step 3: Scroll down or use the search bar at the top-right corner to find “Utilities”.
    • Note:You can also press Command + Shift + U as a shortcut to directly access Utilities folder.
  • Step 4:In the Utilities folder, locate and double-click on “Activity Monitor”.

Bonus Tip: Creating a Shortcut

If you frequently use the Activity Monitor, you can create a shortcut to open it directly:

  • Step 1: Open the Activity Monitor using any of the methods mentioned above.
  • Step 2: Right-click on the Activity Monitor icon in the Dock.
  • Step 3: Select “Options” and then click on “Keep in Dock”.

Now, you can simply click on the Activity Monitor icon in your Dock to open it instantly.

In conclusion,

The Activity Monitor is a powerful tool that allows you to monitor and manage processes on your Mac. Whether you use Spotlight or Finder, opening the Activity Monitor is a breeze.

Additionally, creating a shortcut can save you time and provide quick access to this useful utility. So go ahead and give it a try!

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