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. One of them allows minimizing the Task Manager to the system tray area and hide its taskbar button.
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
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.
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You can hide the Task Manager taskbar icon when you minimize Task Manager, so it will have the tray icon in the notification area only. In this mode, to restore the minimized Task Manager you need to double-click on the notification area icon. Here's how to enable this feature.
To Minimize Task Manager To Notification Area in Windows 10 (system Tray),
- Open Task Manager. If it looks as follows, switch it to the full view using the "More details" link in the bottom right corner.
- In the menu, click Options.
- From the Options submenu select Hide when minimized.
- Now, minimize the Task Manager. It will appear in the notification area (system tray) only.
Double-click on the system tray icon to restore the minimized Task Manager.
You can restore the default behavior of the app at any moment of time by navigating to Menu > Options and clicking on the Hide then minimized item to turn off (uncheck) it.
Articles of interest.
- Reset Task Manager to Defaults in Windows 10
- Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10
- Show Command Line in Windows 10 Task Manager
- Backup Task Manager Settings in Windows 10
- See DPI Awareness in Task Manager in Windows 10
- Power Usage in Task Manager in Windows 10 Version 1809
- Task Manager Now Groups Processes by App
- Get more details about Startup in Windows Task Manager
- Remove Dead Entries from the Startup Tab in Task Manager
- How to open the Startup tab of Task Manager directly in Windows 10
- How to see if process is 32-bit on Details tab of Task Manager
- How to end a process quickly with Task Manager in Windows 10
- How to copy process details from the Task manager in Windows 10
- Get classic old Task Manager in Windows 10
- Use both Task Managers at once in Windows 10 and Windows 8
- Turn Task Manager into a widget with the Summary View feature
- A hidden way to open the command prompt from Task Manager
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