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Peek-a-Boo 1.x

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peek-a-boo-15.sit (269.30 KB)
MD5: 3e8ac60f296233757844879f7f238ef8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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pab16.sit (266.18 KB)
MD5: c81ecc77d3b8122bc55a82e2f70c1cdd
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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peek-a-boo-16j.sit (231.33 KB)
MD5: c5a075960bbe94ef8f88222b999c36e1
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Peek-a-Boo is a utility to monitor and manipulate all running processes. You can watch how much CPU time each process uses, adjust the CPU time requested by each process, and look at any piece of information available through the Process Manager. The Process Manager (available in MacOS System 7 and later) maintains a dozen or so pieces of information about each running process (normally an application); many fine utilities show a subset of this information. My personal motivation for writing Peek-a-Boo was that no existing utility showed precisely the subset of Process Manager information I needed to know at a given time. So I made sure that Peek-a-Boo can show any piece of information available via the Process Manager; preferences can be edited to view only those pieces of information you need. And, with the Special Technology of Peek-a-Boo ST, you can now adjust the priorities of processes to customize which processes get more processor time.

You can still view the Peek-A-Boo v1.6 website online (as of August 2020):

Architecture: 68k PPC

System 7.0 - Mac OS 9.2.2


ticky's picture
by ticky - 2020, August 1 - 7:28pm

A very handy little utility for process monitoring. The fact that it can differentiate and display active extensions is also quite nice! The UI is a little out of place on OS 9, not using Platinum widgets for the listing, but for a utility with such broad usefulness I can’t really hold it against it.