4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2011 11:11 PM by KeeChan
Ministrel Level 1 (5 points)

I am using my Imac for recording purpose so I would like to stop the programs which are not needed.that may be running in the background.On my pc I go to the tak manager & find what is running.Is there a task manager type thing where I can go & stop running programs that use up CPU & cuase clicks & noises during recording.

  • Knifedge Level 4 (1,605 points)

    Here's what you're looking for, but I'm not encouraging you to do this: Open Activity Monitor in the Applications/Utilities folder. Select the process you want to quit, and press quit process. Again, quitting things in the background can have ill effects.

  • Ministrel Level 1 (5 points)

    Well I just wanted to quit on stuff I never use,like Calendar ,photo etc.Is it possible to retrieve it back once I quit -getting it back to work again?

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    If you are not using iCal or iPhoto, it will not be running as long as you properly quit the application (i.e. with iPhoto open, click on iPhoto in the menu bar and then click on 'quit'). It will not run unless you launch it again - that is how the Mac OS works and the apps won't be using any memory if they're not running. You can see what apps are open in your dock - there is a little indicator below the icon. So, if you see that, click on the icon and then quit it. And, the apps are still there - they just aren't running.


    If, on the other hand, you are talking about deleting them: that is not a good idea at all to mess with apps which are part of the system. If you should do it, there is no way to get them back besides an install from the install disk.

  • KeeChan Level 1 (15 points)

    You can use the Activity Monitor located at the Applications/Utilities.  You can also access this by simultaneous pressing on your keyboard the following keys: Command Option and Esc.  That would prompt you to a window called Force Quit.  There you would see  applications that are running.


    Another option is like what is stated above, that you can see in your Dock what applications are running.  You would see a little blue shining circle/oval below the open applications.  Just left click for 1-2 sec the icon of the program you want to close and click on Quit.


    Hope this would help you and good luck with your recording!