Is there any way to temporarily pause status updates in the Windows 10 Task Manager with a keyboard shortcut? This would be akin to setting the Update Speed to Paused.

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I'd like this ability so that I can get a good look at what is currently displayed without needing to dig into the menu every time and possibly missing the state I want to observe.


Holding down the Ctrl key on any tab of the Windows 10 Task Manager interface will temporarily pause UI updates and data recording until the Ctrl key is released.

  • Is there any way to turn this behavior off, or at least map it to a different key? – nog642 Mar 28 at 10:37
  • @nog642 I don't believe there is. This is a hardcoded keyboard shortcut, AFAIK. – ifconfig Mar 28 at 17:56

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