Through the following guide we will teach you how to properly customize Windows Task ManagerWe will also tell you everything you need to know about this great function of the operating system.
How to properly customize Windows Task Manager
Once the Windows operating system is installed, the interface provides two customization modes in which the Task Manager. One of them is the basic option in which only the names of the programs running by the user are displayed.
On the other hand, the more advanced mode will show more specific information about the applications and also all the threads of the operating system.
To switch between both versions, click on more details / less details. The use of each of these modalities will allow you to properly close the applications, the choice of each being a matter for the user.
In any case, for more advanced users, to properly close their programs, we recommend the full view, since as we will see below, it will show various information that can be of excellent use.
What is displayed in the task manager?
Do you know what the task manager is and how it works? This Windows tool has evolved over time and currently, the operating system includes various options in said administrator. Given this, it is necessary to know specifically the functions and information that will be displayed in this software.
Before starting, remember that you can start the task manager by pressing the CTRL + ALT + DEL key settings. Also, make sure that the Windows taskbar is not hidden if you prefer to access it from this route. Without further ado, read the following information about the process section of this important tool.
Processes section of Windows Task Manager
- Name: The official name of the program will be displayed so that you can easily recognize it
- Name of process: this line represents the name of the executable or file “.EXE”
- CPU: This tab will show the CPU consumption of a specific application, helping you to know which processes are consuming the most resources from your processor.
- Gpu: As with the CPU, the GPU option shows the graphic load of the applications, with this you will be able to know which programs are using your video card.
- Memory: Here the RAM memory consumption of a given application will be displayed. In this way you can denote which applications consume more RAM memory.
- Net: This option is somewhat unknown, but it can be very useful since with it you can see the network consumption of a specific application. This is especially useful to keep track of applications that are using your bandwidth.
- Discs: It refers to the consumption of the hard disk / hard disks of your computer, if you see extremely high percentages, it is possible that the hard disk or storage unit has problems, so this is a useful option to verify this.
All the above options can be enabled and disabled; To do this, just right-click on the bar where they appear and choose those that seem most convenient to you. In turn, you will notice that other graphs are shown that might be helpful.
Other options present in the task manager
As you may have noticed, the task manager presents many options beyond the process bar. Below we will briefly talk about each of these options present in the software.
- Performance: Here is a small summary of the consumption of the CPU, RAM, hard drives, network drives and graphics card. In this way you can see the total consumption of your computer at a certain time and proceed to improve Windows performance when necessary.
- Application history: As its name indicates, it is the space where the usage time of certain applications is shown.
- Start: This is possibly one of the most useful options within the task manager, since in this section you will be able to see all those processes that will start automatically when the system starts up. Using this tab, you will be able to enable those applications that you do not need with the function such as auto start.
- Users: The system users and active sessions will be displayed here.
- Details: A detailed summary of all running programs is shown in detail.
- Services: As its name indicates, this section shows all the services present in the system.