Task Manager

How to manage running Windows apps, processes, and services, using the built-in Task Manager. How to end unresponsive apps and background processes.

How disable the Task Manager in Windows 10

There are some cases in which you might want to disable Task Manager in Windows 10. There are also opposite situations, when you want to enable Task Manager, like when your computer was infected by malware that disabled the Task Manager. In such a case,...

7 better alternatives to the Task Manager from Windows

The Task Manager app from Windows is an essential feature of the operating system, and nearly everyone has used it on their computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond to clicks and commands. Besides that, the...

How to create a dump file for an app, background or Windows process

You may not know what a dump file is, but you may have noticed Windows 10 mentioning a dump file when it crashes into a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). A dump file is a snapshot of an app or process, at the time when the file is created. The dump file shows what was executed and...

How to open the Task Manager in Windows 10 (all shortcuts)

Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way apps, processes, and services run on your Windows 10 PC. Before you can work with the Task Manager, you should first know how to open it. In this guide, we show you different ways of...

7 ways to keep tabs on your systems' performance with the Task Manager

Have you ever wanted to know how much of your processor's power is being used at a particular time? Or maybe how much free RAM was left for your favorite game to use? How about how much of your video card's power is used? All these are essential system resources without which apps...

How to manage signed-in user accounts with the Task Manager in Windows 10

Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of...

How to identify the Windows 10 apps that hog system resources

Regardless of how new or old your Windows 10 computer is, at times, you might find that it starts lagging and stops being responsive. That usually means that something is hogging its resources. It might be an app that takes up all your processor, one that consumes all your...

How to view and disable startup programs from Windows 10's Task Manager

With Windows 10, Microsoft has improved the startup time of our PCs. However, performance degrades over time, slowing down your device. As you install more and more desktop apps, they sneak themselves or their agents onto the startup list, lengthening the list of startup...

How to set the default view/tab for the Windows 10 Task Manager

Starting with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update or version 1903, the Task Manager receives a few improvements. One of them is the fact that you can now set the default tab displayed by Task Manager when you open it. Today, you either see the compact view with few...

Ten reasons why the Task Manager rocks in Windows 10 (and in Windows 8.1)

The Task Manager has always been one of the most useful tools in Windows, but it has also been one of the most boring ones. Fortunately, that was a thing of the past, as the new Task Manager from Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 went through a major overhaul. Now it looks...

Less Known Tricks about Using the Task Manager in Windows 7

We would like to finish our coverage of the Task Manager in Windows 7 with an article showing some advanced tricks about how it can be used. The article will include: how to manage active services, identify the processes used by a service, view data about your system's...