View activities in Console on Mac
You can view log messages grouped by the activity they’re associated with. This helps you focus on specific log messages and allows for a more complete analysis of your Mac.
Note: If you’re not logged in as an administrator, you need to enter an administrator name and password to view log messages.
In the Console app on your Mac, click the Activities button in the toolbar (or use the Touch Bar). If the Activities button in the toolbar is dimmed, in the window to the right, click “Start streaming.”
Do any of the following:
View the log messages for an activity: Select an activity.
Log messages for that activity appear at the bottom of the window.
View child activities within a specific activity: Click the Expand button next to the activity.
View all details of an activity: Click Details in the activity details in the lower half of the Console window. If you don’t see the activity details, click the Info button in the toolbar (or use the Touch Bar), or choose View > Show Info Pane. To see fewer details, click Hide.
While viewing activities, you can move columns and change which columns appear; view the most recent activity; and apply saved searches. See Customize the log window.