As I mentioned before in an article Compare Windows 7 with Windows 10, Task Manager has been completely redesigned. Now it’s a lot simpler to use by default, but if you really want to get all the details like before, you can still get them!
There are several other small shortcuts and options that I have found while playing with the Task Manager in Windows 10.
In this post, I will just go through some simple tricks/tips that I have learned and hope you will enjoy using the new Task Manager if you have a PC running Windows 10. Read other articles mine on Windows 10 Task Manager if you want to go into more detail.
Open Task Manager in Windows 10
There are several ways to access the Task Manager in Windows 10 that are worth mentioning here.
1. You can press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC if you love shortcuts.
2. You can right click on Begin or button Task bar and click Task Manager.
3. Press Windows key + R then type taskmgr.exe.
4. Press CONTROL + ALT + DELETE and then select Task Manager.
That’s a lot of ways to access the Task Manager! Depending on how you use your computer, I’m sure one of those four will work for you.
Add additional columns
Occasionally, I need to see more information about a Windows process, such as the PID (process identifier). In Windows 10, you can simply right-click on any header and add more columns by selecting them.
See Logic Processor
A lot of consumer computers these days have multiple CPU cores/threads. If you have certain applications that can use multiple cores and you want to check to make sure that the load is actually being delivered, you can go to the Performance tab, click CPU and then click right click and select Change the chart to and then select Logic processor.
By default, Task Manager will only show overall CPU usage. You can now see the usage for each logical processor on the system! Sweet.
The Task Manager in Windows 10 has an interesting feature that allows you to see the “impact” of the startup process on the system. This is useful to quickly find out which startup program is slowing down the boot process.
By default, the data you see in the performance tab only shows you the last 60 seconds. If you want to change that, you can click View, Speed update and choose from Tall, Normal or Short.
Tall will monitor for a period of 30 seconds and Short will monitor for a period of 4 minutes. Low will also reduce the load on the machine when monitoring. The 4-minute interval is useful if you need to see performance for any timeframe longer than 60 seconds.
If you go to Ethernet in the Performance section you can right click on the graph and select View network details.
Here you can view detailed information about your network connection including link speed, network usage, bytes sent, bytes received and more.
Thankfully, you don’t have to download a program to see system uptime in Windows anymore. Just go to Performance tab click on CPU and you will see Time up to the bottom:
Another cool feature in Task Manager is the summary view. Just right click on any performance metric on the Performance tab and select View summary.
Now you’ll have a nice little dialog box that you can move anywhere on your screen, or to another if you have dual monitors, and monitor performance while you run apps. applications and other programs.
That’s about it! Windows 10 is definitely a great upgrade from previous versions of Task Manager and hopefully this will give you more insight into how you can use it more effectively. Interesting!