If you are running Windows, run the Task Manager, then go to “View”, “Show Columns..”, and enable the column “Base Priority.” (Detail could be different for different Windows version).
If you are running Linux or Mac OS X, invoke the shell and run ps -Ao user,args,pri. The last column shows the priority of each processes. Pipe it through less if the output is too long to see in one screen.
- What are the different priority levels you observe? What are some processes that have higher priority?
- When you run a multimedia programs (audio conferencing, video player), observe the priority of the processes associated with these programs.