I was running my normal programs on my 1.25ghz powerbook, itunes, firefox, adium, and bittorrent, when everything started to slow down significantly.
I checked Activity Monitor, and nothing seems to be taking an excessive amount of CPU percentage. But the cycling CPU monitor on the bottom right is filled to capacity with mostly green and blue bars. I noticed that I have blue bars representing "% Nice." What the heck is % Nice, I've never known or had a problem with it.
And usually whn Im not doing anything straining on the comp, the CPU monitor only has a few green bars reaching only a quarter of the way up the box.
So what is this % Nice, and is it effecting my CPU usage at all? I haven't done anything out of the ordinary recently, so im dumbfounded.