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Process Wizard is a menu hack that allows you to access to all the processes of your system (applications, background applications, user processes, non user processes) and to change their priority (Unix nice value). Ctrl-Click on a process to kill it.

What's New

Version 1.18 adds the following:
  • Now Jaguar compatible !
  • Now use the API supported by Apple to deal with menu items.
  • The window in now draggable, and will be fully positionnable in the final release.
  • The full path of the process is now displayed as a tooltip.
  • Wheel button is now supported to scroll the list.
  • Fixed a major bug where the application freezed when a process with no associated path was present.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Jimw Member IconComment+453
Jimw
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Unfortunately it does not run under Lion and a visit to its website provides no indication that it ever will. Too bad Lion users have to lose such a useful tool.

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Version 1.18
Rbert16000
+1

I agree... It was great while it lasted... !

Jimw
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I just discovered a free menu item called Memory Scope. While it does not allow you to change priority, it does show what is running (including some system ones) from the menu bar, how much memory it is using, allows you to kill it, and to free unused memory.While not Process Wizard it is better than nothing.

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genghiscohen
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Incredibly, this handy little app still runs fine in Snow Leopard!

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Version 1.18
Bill B Member IconReview+6
Bill B
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Now running Tiger, I was looking for a renicing utility and came across Process Wizard again. I have used this in the past with Jaguar and Panther, but didn't think it would run under Tiger. To my surprise, it runs perfectly! The interface is different and better than when I used it in the past (new version).

Many thanks!

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Version 1.18
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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How do you quit?

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Version 1.18
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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1. Cleck on the PW icon in the toolbar
2. Select "Background Apps"
3. Select "Process Wizard" in the drop-down menu and control-click on its icon
4. You will see a "KILL" button appear; click on it and you will terminate Process Wizard

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Anonymous
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great program - I use it to convince OS X that my realtime audio processing in MaxMSP really is more important during a performance than rendering a pretty dock animation :)

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Version 1.18
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Brilliant!

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Version 1.18
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Anonymous
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software performs perfectly, even "killed" programm "quit Anything" when it froze.....
but program asks Admin password when i want to quit some app. very annoying, and theres no user manual whatsoever, nothing on dev,site. I need to set prefferences and can not fid any way to do it, can anyone help here.
thx

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Version 1.18
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Anonymous
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If you want to launch ProcessWizard with root privilege, you can launch it from terminal, assuming that it is in /Applications folder.

sudo -b /Applications/ProcessWizard.app/Contents/MacOS/ProcessWizard

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Anonymous
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doesn't seem to make that much differance on basic tasks, bu t I just ripped a movie through 'Handbreak' about an hour quicker than usual!!!

thanks, great app

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Version 1.18
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Anonymous
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Nice application. A future enhancement could be saving multiple user settings.

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Version 1.18
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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how do you even save single user settings? I cant find any preferences or options button

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Anonymous
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yes but why doesn't it save my prefernces, it always seems to default back after a restart, or am i being a bit thick

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Version 1.18
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Downloads 15,739
Version Downloads 8,455
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 29 Jan 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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