How to open Task Manager in Windows 10

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  1. ClarkHighlandGroup

    I ran into an interesting challenge. On Win7, my task manager has lost most of its ‘stuff’, no matter how I open it (thanks for reminder of mouse-friendly right-click taskbar). I only get the CPU usage history. I get for all 8 cores. But no menu or other options to see memory, or what tasks are running, let alone the ability to kill rogue processes. I can expand the window size, but it only expands the size of the graphs of the CPU usage. Any ideas?

  2. Delphi Programmer

    Is there any way to get back most of the keyboard functionality of the Windows 7 task manager in Windows 8? I really miss being able to simply open the task manager, type the name of a task I want to switch to and hit ENTER to open it. Because Windows 8 uses a tree structure, you have to expand the tree either with the mouse or by using the arrow keys, and then press enter or double click. That may seem trivial, but if you’re doing it hundreds of times it becomes excessive. I hated “alt-tabbing” between tasks, but now it looks like I’m going to have to return to it because TM in Win8 is just a pain.

  3. hi

    I think you have it in full window mode. Double-click near the window border.

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