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Hi Mac forums.

My mac has 89 processes going on, and only like 12% is not getting used of my CPU..

Its really slow..

How can i get less processes?
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What programs are you running?

Try quitting applications (including menubar applications.)

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I am trying to reduce it that way, but i am afraid of quitting something important in the monitor..
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Not sure what you mean there.
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It is extremely laggy! Its insane how much it lags.
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open activity monitor and show us a screenshot. we can tell you what you need to turn off.

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And make sure you are actually quitting programs and not simply closing windows using the red button.

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i am trying to reduce it that way, but i am afraid of quitting something important in the monitor..
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not sure what you mean there. ^
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Might also be interesting what your specs are. Maybe you are running the latest OS on an "under-RAM'd" (is that a word?) machine or some other intense apps.

Then, if you want post a screenshot of the activity monitor showing CPU usage and another one with memory so we can have a look at this.

harryb2448's comment was very helpful as well: Have a look at your dock and make sure not all apps have that little blue-glowing dot below their icon. Clicking the red 'x' usually doesn't quite applications, just closes the window. Use "command+q" to quit an app.

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