How to Find Out What Programs Are Running on Your Mac: Here’s Answer

Last Updated on Jun 21, 2021

What your Apple Mac’s running very slow? it takes much time to open up the app after clicking on the App icon? don’t worry about it. Here I will describe important information that might you never heard or learn. Yes, Apple all mac devices like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini, and other Apple laptops that come with retina display. These all have a feature that shows all running Apps of Mac. The function called Activity Monitor. Since, if you’re working on macOS Monterey, Big Sur, or earlier Mac operating system or you’re Windows users but recently switched on MacOS and having a question regarding How To Tell What Apps Are Running On Your Mac. Though Clear answer is here. To find or See what programs are running on a Mac that you have to launch Activity Monitor on Mac.

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Here, the bottom given instructions will help you to reach up to the Activity monitor (also called Task manager) Pane on Mac and then View to All Running Apps on Mac.

Hope, this post would help you to kill the unnecessary process/ programs on your Mac and it will make your Mac System smooth to running and will remove slow Mac issue concern Mac unresponsive or hanging problem quickly.

How to Find background tasks on Mac: To See or View All Running Apps on macOS

There little steps to access Activity Monitor on the Mac machine which is given below. Activity Monitor Window through you can identify which apps consume more space and battery energy. Let’s track and kill processes on your Mac.

  • Step 1. Lunch Finder from the dock on your Mac to open a Finder Window.
  • Step 2. Now Click on ‘’Applications’’ on the sidebar of the Finder Window to see Mac’s Applications.
  • Step 3. Click on Utilities – Now Head on Activity Monitor app.
To See or View All Running Apps on macOS Sierra 10.12

You’re done.

So you can see there are five tabs on the Activity Monitor Window such as CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network. This is an answer to your question, How to Show All Running Apps and Processes on Mac.

The process shown in the Activity monitor can be System Apps used by OS X, or invisible background apps and user apps. We give you a short overview of these five tabs which are seen above.

  • CPU – it shows how processes are affecting your Mac’s CPU (processor) activity.
CPU pane in activity monitor app macOS sierra 10.12
  • Memory – Do you want to know how memory is being used on your Mac? then click on the Memory tab. Because memory pane shows all the information about it.
  • Energy Tab – Total information about Overall Energy use of Mac and used energy by each app.
  • Disk – The Disk tab shows the amount of data that each process has read from your disk and written to your disk.
  • Network – The Network Pane shows how much data your Mac is sending or receiving over your network.

To Force quite a process on macOS Big Sur, macOS Mojave,

To Force quite process on macOS sierra

you have to open up Activity monitor as described above then choose a process and tap on to force quit or quite process on your Mac.

To get more about View All Running Apps on macOS then go here.

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