When I tested it, that photo-album app picked up on a Twitter account I'd added to OS X but knew nothing about a Facebook login I'd saved to the system. When Apple shipped OS X Yosemite, it didn't announce one change to the Activity Monitor app that I've long relied on to report how much memory and processing power, and even energy, each program consumes. Unlike earlier versions, this one doesn't just show a total figure for the Safari browser, but breaks down each open page's appetite for processor cycles and memory.
And where OS X Mavericks' version of the app required you to mouse over each generically named "Safari Web content" line to see the Web address behind it, this version displays the first 25 or so characters of that address. The numbers Activity Monitor throws out can still be hard to decipher, but if you consistently see one site at or near the top of its memory- or processor-use lists, it may be time to bookmark a competitor.
And if that site happens to be one that you run, please get to work curbing its appetite. Rob Pegoraro is a tech writer based out of Washington, D.
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To submit a tech question, e-mail Rob at rob robpegoraro. I was using it to browse the web when the scrollball stopped scrolling down. It can still go up, left and right but when I scroll down it goes down and spins but there isn't the usual clicking noise and it doesn't do anything on-screen. Down is the most common way to scroll the mouse, so it gets much dirtier than the other directions. I've seen this problem with many Mighty Mice, and the solution is simple:.
Embarrassed to ask, but I can't scroll on my Mac
Use rubbing alcohol to clean the scroll ball. Dab some on with your finger, or perhaps use a paper towel. Roll the ball around for a while to get the alcohol spread around, and then dab it off. Repeat a few times , until the mouse is scrolling correctly. Don't drown the thing, but be somewhat generous. The paper trick works for a lot of mice, but sometimes it's too dirty in there and more drastic measures are necessary.
Unfortunately, you have to break a glue seal to open up the mouse.
The scroll pea rolls against three little plastic rollers. The rollers accumulate stuff which sticks to them, and prevents them rolling. If you do open up an intractibly dirty mouse and take a look, you will see why simply rolling the mouse around on a piece of paper doesn't work in really bad cases. I've done this with two or three mice, and they work okay for a while, but the best solution of all is a Magic Mouse, which has no moving parts.
I have been very successful substuting Goo Gone for alcohol, then rubbing it on a clean piece of strong paper towel. The gunk befouling the roller button is hand oil thatn has ahrdened, and alcohol is simply not strong enough to penetrate it fully. Goo gone works better. Show 5 more comments. Put it on top of a stack of paper, i. Turn the mouse upside down and roll the scroll ball on the stack of paper, somewhat vigorously in circles, also back and forth and various directions.
You will likely see some gunk come out of the scroll ball hole and stick to the paper. Don't roll over any of that loosened gunk. You may also see some stuff stuck to the ball itself, you can easily brush or blow that off. The ball will heat up doing this, so don't do it for an extended period, or pause after several seconds to let it cool before trying again.
Using this method, I find it works quickly and every time. JUst rolled my 2 MIghty Mice around on paper Thanks Bac I searched all over online one night for hours till I came upon the paper trick, and haven't had an issue since Show 18 more comments. Alcohol and clean sheet turned out to be just temporary solutions. Sep 1, AM. Sep 2, AM in response to jonnymezza In response to jonnymezza. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site.
If okay, turn the extensions on one by one until you figure out what extension is causing the problem. Safari Corruption See post by Linc Davis. Safari Reset.
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Etrecheck — System Information. Sep 2, AM. Hi thanks have tried the different methods and when i disabled the extension Pouch.