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An In-Depth Look at The Windows 8 Task Manager

The Task Manager in Windows 8 has undergone some serious revision, check out this informative post from the Windows 8 Development Team for a run down of all the new features and layouts.

There’s a great post over at the Building Windows 8 MSDN blog detailing what Microsoft engineers looked at when revising the Task Manager to make it more effective and user friendly. Among the many changes are an increased emphasis on easily available and readable feedback (color coding and easy to read resource usage is one element of this) and better application grouping and organization within the Task Manager displays.

Hit up the link below to get the full run down of the new features and the reasons for their implementation.

The Windows 8 Task Manager [Building Windows 8]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/14/11

Comments (3)

  1. dima

    looks good

  2. Yoshiyah

    I am not impressed with Windows 8, or whatever it will be officially called. The MetroUI is too simplistic and the Task Manager appears to be stripped down. It doesn’t matter much anyway. It seems to be that this system is being designed for tablets and smartphones running an ARM SOC rather than Desktop and laptops. Only time will tell

  3. Yoshiyah

    The Task manager seems to be a rip off from Process Explorer, which I have been using for nearly 10 years.

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