Disable Minimize On Use For Task Manager in Windows 10

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How to Disable Minimize On Use 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 the 'Minimize On Use' feature.

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.

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.

For reference, see the following article:

When you switch to an app or window from the Task Manager, it automatically minimizes to the taskbar by default. The Switch to command can be found in the context menu on the Processes tab in Task Manager.

This works for classic Desktop apps, but switching to Store app doesn't minimize the Task Manager. It is possible to change this behavior, so switching to both Desktop and Store apps won't minimize the Task Manager. Here's how.

To Disable Minimize On Use 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.
  2. In the menu, click Options.
  3. From the Options submenu select Minimize on use to uncheck it. This will disable the feature.
  4. To re-enable it, select the Options > Minimize on use command again to turn on (check) it.

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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