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What does “Idle Wake Ups” indicate in the Mavericks activity monitor?

The activity monitor for Mavericks running on my 2013 MacBook Pro Retina lists a column "Idle Wake Ups" that is new to me, and Google and Apple Support Forum searches were unrevealing as to what it is ...
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In the linux top program, what does the z option indicate

I'm trying to understand the top program better, and I don't really get the 'z' option which highlights all running processes. Wouldn't all processes in top be considered running? In what context ...
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How do I prevent kids from launching minecraft and other games?

There are students in my computer class who sit there and play minecraft all day. We're running OS X, and I'd like a find a way to kill the minecraft process as soon as its started to prevent students ...
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System Variable containing Selected File in explorer.exe

I need to get the path of a selected file in explorer.exe. I need it from something System Variable or somewhere as I can read in with a java application.
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Microsoft Office 2003 document (Excel and Word), intermitently, takes 30 seconds to load

I am trying to figure out why a simple .XLS EXCEL workbook is taking, randomly, 30 seconds to open. Before answering: Please, bear mind the following: Main symptoms Using Windows Explorer, here ...
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Linux: Automatically restart 3rd party process once pegged at 100%

Is there any generic way to monitor a process and restart it automatically if it's pegged at 100% CPU for over x seconds? I'm battling some bugs in Mono's fastcgi server and while I search for a fix ...
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Finding Processes that Use GPU

I use my GPU mostly for scientific computing. I've noticed that the usage/temperature recently is still high, even when the science is suspended. I strongly suspect something is using my GPU (other ...
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Windows 7 svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) reading/writing like crazy

I'm trying to understand why my Windows 7 machine is constantly reading/writing to the HDD, making everything go slow. As you can see in the screenshot, resmon reports that there is a lot of disk ...
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Best way to *instantly* tell which process is slowing down your system?

I run Procmon, ProcExp, Process Hacker, and the resource monitors of Windows 7, and while some can give me a clue about CPU and IO use, I feel like there's a more integrated solution out there that ...
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Is there a version of Process Monitor that runs on Windows 2000?

I have a problem I'm trying to track down on a Windows 2000 machine. I downloaded SysInternals Process Monitor (ProcMon.exe) but it seems to need Windows XP SP2 or higher. I've seen traffic that ...
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How can you determine when a background task was started?

When surveying the output of jobs in bash, you'll often get a list like the following: [root@csx-tzg-sac-01 ~]# jobs [2] Running ( sleep 600 && ls -lh ~ossadmin/*.iso ) ...
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Using Process Monitor to track registry changes

It seems many people like using Process Monitor to see what changes are being made to the registry during a process. So I downloaded it. I want to see what changes are made in the registry by some ...
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ProcMon hide GUI

I have to track down an error and I want to run procmon on several computers automatically to catch that error. My problem is, that procmon shows a GUI even if the logged on user isn't the same as the ...