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Change Data Update Speed for Task Manager in Windows 10

How to Change Data Update Speed for Task Manager in Windows 10

Windows 8 and Windows 10 have a new Task Manager app. It looks completely different compared to Windows 7's Task Manager and has different features. It comes with a number of options that can be customized by the user, including its update speed for its graphs and app lists.

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Task Manager in Windows 10 comes with neat features. It can analyze the performance of various hardware components and also shows you all the processes running in your user session, grouped by app or process type.

Windows 10's Task Manager includes a performance graph and startup impact calculation. It is able to control which apps launch during startup. There is a special tab "Startup" which is designed to manage startup apps.
Task Manager Default Columns

Tip: You can save your time by creating a special shortcut to open the Task Manager directly on the Startup tab.

Also, it is possible to make Task Manager show the command line of apps on the Processes, Details and Startup tabs. When enabled, it will allow you to quickly see which folder an app is launched from, and what its command line arguments are. For reference, see the article

Show Command Line in Windows 10 Task Manager

In addition to these great features, Task Manager is able to show DPI awareness for processes.

Windows 10 version 1903 adds more useful features to Task Manager. There is a new menu command under "Options" that allows specifying a default tab.

Windows 10 Task Manager Select Default Tab

For reference, see the following article:

In Windows 10, you can change the data update speed or pause the data update in Task Manager. Here's how.

Change Data Update Speed for Task Manager in Windows 10,

  1. Open Task Manager. If it looks as follows, switch it to the full view using the "More details" link in the bottom right corner.Task Manager Windows 10 Show More Details
  2. In the menu, click Options.
  3. From the View submenu select Update speed. Choose one of the options from High, Normal, and Low.Windows 10 Task Manager Updates Speed
  4. The Pause option will stop the updates.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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