Everything you always wanted to know about Task Manager but were afraid to askprogramming and huma

Everything you always wanted to know about Task Manager but were afraid to askprogramming and huma

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Everything you always wanted to know about Task Manager but were afraid to ask programming and human factors by Jeff Atwood, September 21, 2005 Does anyone remember the Task List from early versions of Windows? From those humble beginnings comes my all time favorite windows applet, the venerable Task Manager . Task Manager was introduced with Windows NT 4.0 , and although it has changed little in the intervening nine years, it hasn't needed to. Unlike virtually every other Windows OS applet of similar vintage** I still use it every day . That's a testament to how well Task Manager was originally designed. 1
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There are a few different ways to launch Task Manager: 1. If you're lazy: 2. If you're a contortionist: Shift + Ctrl + Esc 3. If you love modal dialogs: 2
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Ctrl + Alt + Del , then click or press the T key. 4. If you're a ninja keyboard user: + R , taskman, Enter Task Manager has a tabbed interface, and there are a few rules applicable to all tabs: Double-clicking the body of the tab area causes the tab to "expand" to cover the entire dialog area. This is particularly useful on the tabs with graphs (Networking and Performance). The Options and View menus are tab-sensitive; the menu items change depending on which tab is currently active. Be sure to try these menus with each tab selected to see the various options available. If explorer crashes, you can use taskman as a quick and dirty shell to restart your machine or launch a new process. Just use the File | Run and Shut Down menus.* The Applications tab isn't a complete list of everything running on your computer, just a list of everything that has a visible main window . It's not obvious, but you can multi-select applications on this tab. Try it! This also
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PB HLTH 140 taught by Professor Tarter during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Everything you always wanted to know about Task Manager but were afraid to askprogramming and huma

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