|Track and control the processes running in your system.|
KSysGuard is designed to make simple process control available to a user without needing to do any special setup - the defaults are usually perfectly adequate. There are two worksheets - the System Load page, pictured above, and the Process Table.
The System Load screen has four displays, each representing one of the load considerations - CPU Load, Load Average, Physical Memory and Swap Memory. If you hover over the title-bar of each section you will see detailed analysis together with a colour-key.
The All Processes view by default gives you an alphabetical order list of all processes running. Clicking on any column header will make this the sort column. If you have a runaway process you will find the 'All Processes, Tree' view most useful. You can also elect to see sub-sets of the processes, by owner or program.
Ctrl+Esc brings up the Processes part of KSysGuard, which is very helpful when you are trying to find which application is using too many resources.
In KRunner (alt-F2 or from a right-click on the desktop) there is a tiny icon to the left of the entry bar - it looks like a microwave oven - that also brings up the Process Table.