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Authored by: Margit on Jul 12, '02 05:47:39PM

Does the Process Listing in Utilities possibly give the same sort of information for those of us not into the Teminal type of thing? After reading your hint, and others, on speeding up the Mac (in my case, G4 DP 500 with 1.5 GB Ram, running OSX 10.15, VERY sluggish!), I launched Process Listing and noticed that something called TruBlueEnvironment was listed twice and using lots of both memory and CPU. I found only one reference to TruBlueEnvironment searching in OSX Hints, so went to Google and discovered that this is code for Classic. I also discovered postings there where folks had discovered that they had Classic launched twice over. Talk about memory hogs!

The dual launch of Classic in my case seems to be related to spontaneous crashes triggered by the cursor moving over a certain part of the screen or window. I haven't quite narrowed it down, but it has happened when using RealPlayer, TitleTrackJukebox, and Reunion, the only applications that I launch Classic for anymore. Each time I have had the classic application in the background and been using a Carbon or Cocoa application. When the cursor casually crosses part of the Classic window (but not necessarily in 100% of the instances), that application closes instantly and Classic appears to have shut down, or at least becomes unavailable. Relaunching Classic produces the dual TruBlueEnvironment, and SERIOUS slowdowns.

I may be the only person in the universe experiencing this particular set of circumstances, but it would seem to be another avenue to explore to improve speed in OSX.

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