We have seen how we can use the Tiny Footprint mode in Windows Task Manager to hide the menu bar and tabs and use it as a Gadget. In this post, we will see how to use the Summary View in the Windows 10 Task Manager to convert it into a small Widget, which you can display on your Windows 10 or Windows 8 desktop to show CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, Bluetooth utilization.
Windows Task Manager Summary View
To do this, right-click on your Windows taskbar and select Task Manager to open it. Open Performance tab.
Next right-click anywhere on the left side, where CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi details are mentioned and select Summary View. You can also select to Hide graphs. The Task Manager gets converted into a small widget like box which you can display on your desktop,
If you wish to display the widgets for a specific function, you can do that too. Let us say you want to display the CPU utilization. In that case, select CPU. Next right-click in the right side of the Task Manager. You can select Change graph to and either Overall utilization or Logical processors.
Accordingly, the Task Manager will get converted into a small widget, displaying utilization for that resource – in this case, the CPU.
Select Graph Summary, and this is what happens for Disk.
To display a Memory Utilization view, again right-click on the right side.
Select View and then Memory. It will give you the following display.
These summary views of the Windows 10/8 Task Manager are useful if you need to keep a constant watch on any of your resource utilizations, for troubleshooting or another purpose.
To go back to the default Task Manager, simply double-click anywhere in the blank space of the widget.
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