Task manager is a Windows utility to see which processes are running on the system. It provides detailed information about computer performance related to each process running on a Windows system.

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KDE 4.7.2 - Change order of open windows in task manager?

I am using KDE 4.7.2 at the moment. I'm used to move the windows in the task manager by drag and drop. In earlier KDE versions this worked. But somehow it won't work now and I didn't find a solotion ...
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Task manager in windows XP

Can I change keyboard shortcut for task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) in Windodows XP with new sequence (like:A+B)
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Windows task Manager shows wrong memory?

Guess what it the memory on my system from below? It is 3GB but it show 4.8? Why On my different computer, it is running Windows Server 2003, it has 2 GB installed but it show 4GB (Limit field). ...
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How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?

I run a few batch files as SYSTEM (as services) and they appear as cmd.exe in tasklist. Sometimes I need to terminate one of them but I cannot decide which cmd.exe to terminate. Plus; I run many ...
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Cached memory refers to both cached memory (that is currently usable) and used memory (that was previous cached)?

Hi all I was trying to confirm my understanding of "standby list" and "modified list" as stated in this article. Is it true that "Cached memory" (as shown in the image below) refers to memory that ...
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What are these different kinds of memory usage in Windows 7 task manager?

In Windows 7's task manager, I can select different columns to show. There are a bunch that are related to memory and memory usage, but I'm not sure what it all means. I have a Dutch installation of ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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Highlight Excel spreadsheet cells every three days

I use Excel 2011 on OS X to track down my tasks list. Now I would like to add a date cell to some tasks so that every three days these tasks get highlighted. My question is if there is any way so ...
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Utility to filter processes, or to view/kill old processes easily?

I have been looking for a Windows utility like Process Explorer or Process Hacker, but with any or all of these features: Ability to filter processes shown (exclude OR include, either is fine) ...
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How to get a trace of the process history in Windows 7?

I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to ...
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Why does IE8 show up as multiple processes in Task Manager?

I'm using IE8 on WinXP-SP3, and when I run IE, there are quite a few iexplore.exe entries in the TaskMgr Process List, even when I am not using multiple tabs. I am running this page in one tab ...
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What is “Memory Usage” and “Virtual memory size” in taskmgr?

I read: What do the Task Manager memory columns mean?. But I still don't understand what they say. Is Working Set (Mem) exactly a size of process memory on RAM? According to Wikipedia this is not ...
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How can I make Windows Task Manager keep it's position and size upon reopening?

When I open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP with SP3 it opens in the top left corner and it occupies a very small part of the screen. If I resize and reposition it to fill most of the screen when I ...
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How to kill IE 9 process with malware prompt?

Occasionally I'll stumble upon a website that pops up one of those annoying dialogs. [Using IE 9 with block popups (medium) configured] As long as the dialog is open I can't navigate away from the ...
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How can I find out which process is using a file in a directory that I am trying to delete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to determine what has locked a file On Windows 7 I am trying to delete a directory in Windows explorer, however when I try, it tells me a file in that directory is ...
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Where do I find the device drivers in the task manager?

While running an OS all the drivers of keyboard, mouse, graphic card, nic must be in memory in order to be accessed by the CPU, right? Each driver should be a process or at least a thread of a ...
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How can I find out how much RAM my plugins/extensions are using in Firefox 5?

Is there a Firefox Task Manager (like in Google Chrome) that would allow me to see how much RAM my plugins/extensions/tabs are using?
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How to add temperature tab to task manager?

I know that almost all processors nowadays have built in temperature sensors. How and why aren't these part of task manager? (or the performance tab) Is there a different program that would ...
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Outlook tasks wont delete

I have a few tasks that don't seem to want to delete. I can try hitting the flag button for completion, remove any reoccurances, and even remove from list or delete, but they keep poping back in to my ...
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What's making my Windows 7 PC run so slow?

Today, my computer at work has been acting very slow. There seems to be a lot of lag that occurs between certain operations. For example, when one window has the focus and you click on another ...
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Disable task manager for restricted user on Windows 7 Home Premium

Anybody know how? So far all I've been able to do is disable the task manager for the admin user. I used the following registry key: ...
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Better tool for more detailed output of processes on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager I am looking for a tool that will breakdown virtual memory, caching memory, physical memory, and the lite better than what Task ...
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Task manager fails to load after power outage

Recently I had a power outage while watching a movie. With the power back on, Windows doesn't load as expected. Symptoms are: Windows 7 taskbar appears, but program icons and Recycle Bin don't; I ...
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Can't end any process in Task Manager

For some reason I can't end any processes in Task Manager; I get an access denied error. I am on an administrator account, and the processes I'm trying to terminate are not vital - e.g. even if I ...
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Bug in display 'Windows 7 Task manager'

I've installed Windows 7 on my computer. When I run the 'Windows Task manager', Menus and Tab Pages are not seen. Please help to solve it.
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Windows Process/Tasks over wmic?

There is a way to get the list of all running process/taks on Windows using the wmic interface? Is there is another way other than the windows task manager?
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Windows 7 CPU usage after update

After windows 7 updated and restarted it shows 98-100% CPU usage in task manager. But, it doesn't show any heavy process or thread using it. Are they hidden processes that the task manager doesn't ...
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Is there software that can help high level management manage teams?

Is there software, preferably web-based, that can help high level management manage the tasks every team/department is working on? E-mails don't cut it anymore... Does SharePoint fit this use case?
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Why is the Task Manager Total Physical Memory not 2048 MB or 2 GB

I found 3 numbers for the Total Physical Memory: In the Task Manager under the Performance tab: 1978 MB In Computer Properties: 2 GB And running wmic computersystem get TotalPhysicalMemory ...
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what can impact windows performance besides Page File Usage, Available Physical memory and CPU usage?

Usually if windows is running slow (e.g. takes 7 seconds to open an explorer folder when it is usually sub-second), I identify that something chewing up memory or CPU. However, sometimes both are ...
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Incorrect information in windows task manager

I was uploading some files so I decided to look at windows task manager to see what my network usage was. It seemed correct, but when I looked at the total bytes sent during uptime it said I had sent ...
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light project management software

I'm looking for a simple project management software to help manage my tasks. I'll be using this by myself so I'm not concerned about assigning tasks, etc. I'm on a Macbook Pro, so I can use Mac ...
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What do the extra columns in the Task Manager on XP do?

What do the columns that are not shown by default in the XP Task Manager do? Specifically the VM Size, Page Faults and Mem Delta columns
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Firefox or Chrome doesn't release handles

I've noticed that when browser (tested with Firefox and Chrome) has been running for a long time, it stops connecting sites. I found out with task manager that the count of handles for browser process ...
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Closing Windows Media Player, after hanging, with the task manager caused PC to hang

If I'm not mistaken, this topic has not yet been addressed elsewhere. The situation is as follows: Occasionally, Windows Media Player freezes and I have to close it using the Task Manager. After ...
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Why are there only two cores in Windows XP?

I'm running Windows XP 32-bit on an Intel Q9650 quad-core CPU. In Device Manager, I see four cores. It's OK. However in Task Manager, I can only see two cores. Are only two cores used? If so, why are ...
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virus infection & task manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? For some time, my Task Manager is greyed out when I right click on the taskbar. It's even not shown in the ...
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Internet Explorer task manager

If I open an Internet Explorer window, there are two entries created in the list of Processes under Windows Task Manager: iexplorer-10832 iexplorer-5076 Why does the Windows Task Manager show two ...
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In Windows XP Task Manager, shows 150+ processes running?

Almost every morning my laptop slows or stops. When I bring up task manager it usually shows something between 80 and 150 line items called Task Manager, and I have to close them down one at a time to ...
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Task Manager, Process Explorer, or similar tool: monitoring and managing CLR threads

Is there a tool out there that allows to see managed threads as they are running in CLR? Ideally, I would like to see CPU load, state, managed name, and managed id, hopefully even if the thread ...
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Physical memory full but can't seem to find what process is causing it

I'm having a problem with my laptop from time to time, sometimes it get's really slow and when I check my task manager it says something like: Physical memory 91% When this is happening windows ...
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Can't open Task Manager

When I right click on my task bar and click on Start Task Manager it gives me an error Windows cannot find "C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" Make sure you have typed the name correctly and ...
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Disable Dropbox when WiFi isn't available

I have an ultralight PC with Windows 7 that I use during my daily bus commute. Since the processor speed is limited, I'm looking for a way to disable/enable Dropbox when I'm not connected to a WiFi ...
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Kill process that doesn't show up in task manager

I am able to kill running processes which show up in the task manager but there are some games like KnightOnline and Metin2 that don't show up in task manager and so I can't kill them. I've been ...
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Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to open the Windows Task Manager?

I open Task Manager very often. Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to open the Windows Task Manager?
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automatic end useless processes

in WIN 7 if you open windows with administrator username, you will have lots and lots of procceses active. But if I login with guest I will have 70% less processes, but still enough for what I need. ...
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csrss.exe runs out of control

It runs regularly at about 7,000k and maybe a flicker of 5% CPU, but every couple of days it goes nuts and shoots up to 200,000k of memory usage and about 50% or more of CPU. A reboot fixes the issue ...
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run 32-bit task manager in windows 7 64-bit

I read in this answer that Windows 7 has two versions of the task manager, one being 64-bit and the other being 32-bit. How do I go about running this 32 bit version of the task manager in Windows 7 ...
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What tool can I use to definitely kill a process on Windows?

Can anyone recommend an application (preferably usb-portable that doesn't require setup) That really kills a process immediately in windows XP? I ask this because often when I need to use the XP task ...
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Why is the Windows task manager slow to end tasks?

Whenever a program freezes, it takes the task manager a very long time to end the task. I never understood why this should happen on a multiprocessor machine; shouldn't one processor be able to save ...