Process Wizard
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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.
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 more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later







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Process Wizard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Jimw commented on 01 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 1.18]

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Rbert16000 replied on 26 Nov 2011
I agree... It was great while it lasted... !
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Jimw replied on 08 May 2012
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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T_m tipped on 19 Dec 2009
This is very useful app.
Universal Binary (and 64-bit version) would be great. I'd also welcome the ability to pause processes.
However, I love it!
[Version 1.18]


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+4

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genghiscohen commented on 18 Sep 2009
Incredibly, this handy little app still runs fine in Snow Leopard!
[Version 1.18]


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Bill B reviewed on 30 Nov 2007
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!
[Version 1.18]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2005
How do you quit?
[Version 1.18]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Aug 2005
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 reviewed on 26 Jun 2005
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 :)
[Version 1.18]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2005
Brilliant!
[Version 1.18]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2004
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
[Version 1.18]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Jul 2004
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 reviewed on 25 Jun 2004
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
[Version 1.18]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Feb 2004
Nice application. A future enhancement could be saving multiple user settings.
[Version 1.18]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Jun 2004
how do you even save single user settings? I cant find any preferences or options button
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Downloads:15,611
Version Downloads:8,327
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:29 Jan 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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