Why is it when I get a spinning wheel of death (or spinning beach ball), my activity monitor icon shows zero increased activity across any of the categories (CPU, System Memory, Disk Activity, etc.) while its happening?
What exactly is going on with AM? I have a i5 MBP running 10.8.4 with 4 GB of RAM (yes I know I should add more RAM), but why doesn't Activity Monitor actually tell me anything while that stupid beach ball is spinning around and around? No applications are hanging up, I have flash blockers installed (ad block), and I don't use Java...
Under Activity Monitor --> View --> Columns there are quite a few hidden columns. Would any of these be useful?
Thanks in advance.