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System Tools

You Mac is a complex machine that runs many processes and has many components, some of which you may not even know about! System Tools are useful for taking an in-depth look at your Mac, which you may want to do in case of system difficulties or merely as an interesting window into the workings of your Mac.

Activity Monitor

As discussed in Chapter 34, “Maintaining Your System,” Activity Monitor reveals what processes are running on your system and how much CPU time they consume. This can be helpful for finding out which applications are monopolizing system resources if your computer seems bogged down.


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