Recording a Profile Without Running the Instruments Tool

Use the Time Profiler instrument to record a profile without running the Instruments analysis tool.

To record a profile without running Instruments
  1. Control-click the Instruments tool’s dock icon.

  2. Choose the call stack to profile.

  3. Click All Thread States to profile all available threads.

  4. Choose the process to profile to start recording.

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Save time by running Time Profiler from the Instruments application icon in the Dock to record events. Record fleeting or transient events. You can profile the following:

  • System Time Profile: Profile all system processes.

  • Time Profile Specific Process: Choose a specific application from the pop-up menu.

  • Automatically Time Profile Spinning Applications: Profile blocked (spinning) applications.

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