Out of application memory

This is a discussion on Out of application memory within the Mac OS X forums, part of the Mac Software category; Running OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. Recently I have been receiving an error window stating that "Your System has run out of application memory. To avoid ...

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    Unhappy Out of application memory

    Running OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. Recently I have been receiving an error window stating that "Your System has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, quit any applications you are not running." Strange thing is, I am only running finder and my browser. All other applications are off. This happens when I use Firefox or Safari. If I persist in trying to run the browser to get help, the Force Quit Applications window pop up with the above message. I am virtually locked out; can't run anything. Also, can't remember how to force OS X to boot into save mode (what key do you press when booting up?) I really need help on this one. Otherwise, my iMac is an expensive,good looking door stop. HELP!
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    Did you check Activity Monitor? Might be some app is running in background.

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    To start your Mac in Safe Mode you need to hold down the <Shift> key after you hear the boot chimes, but not before:

    OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

    As Tom suggests, looking in Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor) may give us some idea what is eating up your system resources. How much free disk space do you have on your boot drive?
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    this may be long to explain so I am posting helpful resource for you

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/25078116#25078116
    Michael Kummer | Mavericks: Your System has Run out of Application memory

    hope this help

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