Task Mac Manager / ctrl alt delete mac: Many new users of mac who might be using windows previously might have used task manager to end the tasks and stop errant processes. But Mac has its own task manager but it comes with a different name: Activity Monitor. Activity Monitor is similar to how Tas manager is in windows, letting you to easily view tasks, manage and end tasks, background applications and any active processes that were running in Mac OS X. If you are not aware of Activity Monitor or Task Management on Mac in general, don’t worry, because it is not much complicated to use.
Mac Task Manager:
Despite being named as Activity Monitor, many Mac switchers still call the utility as Tas Manager
Using Task Manager in Mac OS X
If you used windows previously, you can access the task manager by hitting control alt delete. In Mac OS X, it is slightly different. You can directly launch the app within its containing directory, through launchpad, use spotlight for quick keyboard access or drag it into the dock
Access the Task Manager Mac:
Activity Monitor is present in your Utilities/ Applications folder. The easiest way to access Activity Monitor in Mac OS X is to use spotlight as a keyboard shortcut for quick access.
Hit command+spacebar to get access to spotlight search field
Now type in Activity Monitor in the spotlight search field.
Hit the Return key when you see activity monitor in the spotlight results
You are now in Activity Monitor where you can manipulate and manage tasks
It is easy if your sort tasks by CPU, but you can also sort them by memory usage, name, process Id, and use the search box in the right upper corner to be able to find out specific tasks that matches characters or names.
Activity Monitor is a powerful tool because it not only shows us what applications are running for the active user, but it also displays daemons, kernel tasks, system-level tasks, and processes that belong to other users or even any other process will show up. Even if it is running elsewhere in mac, you can find it
Killing or Stopping a Task/Process with Activity Monitor:
After you identified the activity monitor, just click the application or the task which you wanted to end and then click on the large red “quit” button in the left corner. When you have done this, you will get the below dialogue box.
Assuming that you have selected the application/process which you wanted to end, then click quit button. If the app is being unresponsive, you can click Force quit button to immediately stop the process and the app stops running immediately without any further notice
Get System Stats, CPU, Memory Usage, Network, and Disk Info in Activity Monitor
Once you see the below image of the activity monitor, you can get the usage information of your Mac. Here you can see different tabs lie System memory, disk usage, CPU, disk activity and Network activity and usage. If you want to see in real time the live system stats and activity all the time, you can minimize activity monitor, then right click on its dock icon to enable various system activity monitors right in the Dock where you can see different graphs in live instead of a standard icon. You can also set them to be specific to disk activity, RAM usage, CPU, and network.
Until new Mac Users are familiar with Spotlight and how mac wors, it is better to keep the Activity monitor in their docks for quick access. Hope you liked our article on task manager shortcut for mac. If you have any trouble on How to open task manager on mac please feel free to comment below, I will reply to all your doubts