ProcessInfo.app Version 1.3.1 FreeWare made by Stéphane Sudre (PPC, System 7.5 or later, 800 KB of RAM, QuickTime 2.5 or later) ProcessInfo displays the concurrent processes running on any PowerMacintosh computer: Applications, Desk Accessories, Background Applications. User Guide: Launch the application To select a process from its name: - Enter its name in the Find Text field, and press the Return or Enter key. To select a process with the mouse - Click on the process line in the array. To kill a process (to make the application quit): - Use the Kill Item in the Process Menu or use the K Menu shortcut . WARNING: It's not a good idea to kill the Finder, Folder Action or Control Strip Extension processes. To reveal a process: - Use the Reveal Item in the Process Menu or use the R Menu shortcut . WARNING It's not working with tthe BackGround Applications. To show the Finder Informations relatives to a Process - Use the Finder Info Item in the Process Menu or use the I Menu shortcut . WARNING I'm not sure it will work with some type of processes. To show/hide the historic chart of %CPU time used by a Process: - Use the Show/Hide chart Item in the Process Menu or use the G Menu shortcut . To display all the processes: - Select the "All" Item in the "Show" popup menu. To only display the Application processes: - Select the "Applications" Item in the "Show" popup menu. To only display the BackGround Application processes: - Select the "BackGround" Item in the "Show" popup menu. To modify the refresh period: - Enter the new value and validate the input by pressing the Return or Enter Key. Or use the incrementing or decrementing arrows. More Info about the Chart Mode: A sample is taken every t second(s) where t is the selected refresh period. This sample represents the percentage of CPU time used by the process during the t second(s). This measure is far from greatly precise but it should give you a good idea of CPU usage by an application. When the pattern of a measure is a mixture of black an dgreen, it means that the sample might be incorrect. It can occur for instance in those situations: - While toggling between the Browser and Chart modes. - You click on a Menu and you scroll through the Menu Item. MacOS is not a multi-everything OS so almost every process is stopped while you navigate in the Menu Bar. Known Bugs: - The alphabetic sort doesn't work with some applications. Strange, isn't it ? - With a system prior to MacOS 8.6, il you click in the Show Pop-Up menu and you use the Quit Menu ShortCut, there will be a cosmetic Bug. It's a bug from Apple. Legal Stuff : By using this software, you understand and agree that this software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. In no event shall the author be liable for any consequential, incidental, or special damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of critical data, loss of profits, interruption of business and the like) arising out of the use or inability to use this software. Tested with a PowerMac G3, PowerBook G3 System 8.x(US/Fr) and 9.0.x(US) Bugs, suggestions and others: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Latest Version: http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/ProcessInfoUS.html Version History: Version 1.3.1: * Correct a bug with Desktop Application. Thanks to P. Goudreau for the bug report. * Up-to-date with the last WhiteBox Release. The binary lost 50 K. I currently don't understand why, but it's cool. Version 1.3: * Add an historic chart for CPU time usage of the selected Process. * The Process Menu is now disabled when no Process has been selected. Version 1.2.2: * Correct an eventual cosmetic bug when upgrading to 1.2.1 from a relase prior to 1.2 * Correct a bug which gave ProcessInfo too much CPU time Version 1.2.1: * The sort choices are now saved. * The height of the window is now saved. * Reduction of code size. Version 1.2: * Up-to-date with the last WhiteBox Release. * Correction of the sort problem with the % Memory column. * Reduction of code size using the StdCLib. * Add a feature to get Information on the Processes File using the Finder. Version 1.1.4: * Spelling Mistake on "secondes". * Problem with the e-mail on the web page. Version 1.1.3: * Correction of a bug with a Date/Time format different from the French Format. Thanks to B. Pietrzak. * The GrowIcon is now visible. It's the same GrowIcon that you can find on Sherlock. * Up-to-date with the last WhiteBox release. Version 1.1.2: * Up-to-date with the last WhiteBox release. Version 1.1.1: * You can now resize the window. * Correction of a problem with the Ring View Focus. * Up-to-date with the last WhiteBox release. Version 1.1: * The refreshment period can now be set. * To kill or reveal a process, use shortcuts. * Improvement of the utility tool * Correction of a problem with several processes with the same name. Version 1.0: * First release.