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Enable or Disable Efficiency mode Confirmation Dialog in Windows 11

Efficiency mode is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.

When you turn on Efficiency mode for an app or process, you will be prompted by a confirmation dialog by default.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22626.891 and Windows 11 build 25247, Microsoft is making it easy for you to apply Efficiency mode and offering the ability to opt-out of the confirmation dialog.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Efficiency mode confirmation dialog for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Task Manager Theme in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, processes details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22626.891 and Windows 11 build 25247, Microsoft has added the ability to use your preferred theme in Task Manager regardless of the active theme in Windows. You can select to use a light, dark, or system setting app theme for Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Task Manager app theme to light mode, dark mode, or use system setting for your account in Windows 11.

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Open and Close Navigation Bar in Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, processes details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can open the Processes, Performance, App history, Startup apps, Users, Details, or Services page from the navigation bar in Task Manager.

You can open and close the navigation bar in Task Manager.

When the navigation bar is open, you will see the name of pages along with their icon by default.

When the navigation bar is closed, you will only see the icon of pages by default. If you hover over a page icon, you will see a pop-up with the page name.

This tutorial will show you how to open and close the navigation bar in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Full Account Name for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can turn on Show full account name to display the full account name of signed in accounts listed in the Users tab of Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Show full account name in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Minimize on Use for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

When you use Switch to for a running process from the Processes tab in Task Manager, Task Manager will minimize to the taskbar by default. Using Switch to on Microsoft Store apps will not minimize Task Manager even with Minimize on use turned on.

You can turn off Minimize on use to no longer have the Task Manager minimize to the Task Manager when you use Switch to for a running process from the Processes tab.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Minimize on use in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Hide when Minimized for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can turn on Hide when minimized to not see the Task Manager icon on the taskbar when you minimize the Task Manager, and only see the Task Manager notification icon on the taskbar system tray. You can double click/tap on the Task Manager notification icon to restore Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Hide when minimized in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show History for All Processes in Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

The App history tab in Task Manager shows historical resource utilization metrics for apps. By default, the view shows only Microsoft Store apps resource utilization.

You can turn on Show history for all processes to see historical resource utilization for all apps in the App history tab in Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Show history for all processes in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Task Manager Real Time Update Speed in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

The real time update speed in Task Manager is how frequently the data in Task Manager is automatically updated (refreshed).

You can select High (.5 second), Normal (1 second), Low (4 seconds), or Pause for your update interval speed.

This tutorial will show you how to pause or change the real time data update speed in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can have Task Manager to always show on top of other windows.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have the Task Manager always on top while open for your user account in Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Columns in Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

If you like, you can add or remove columns for details in the Processes, App history, Startup apps, Users, and Details pages in Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove columns for details in Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Default Start Page for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can select to have Task Manager always open to the Processes, Performance, App history, Startup apps, Users, Details, or Services page by default.

This tutorial will show yo how to change the default start page for Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Efficiency Mode for App or Process in Windows 11

Last April, Microsoft experimented with a new feature called Eco mode in Task Manager and is bringing this back with a new brand name: Efficiency mode starting with Windows 11 build 22557. This feature is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Efficiency mode for apps and processes in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Always On Top for Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 11.

If you enable always on top mode in Task Manager, the Task Manager window will launch and stay on top of all other windows on the desktop.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable always on top mode for Task Manager for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Open Task Manager in Windows 11

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

When you open Task Manager, you select (Alt+D) to show More details or Fewer details.

This tutorial will show you how to open Task Manager in Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable Eco Mode for App or Process in Windows 10

A process is an instance of a program that is being executed. Each process running in Windows is assigned a unique decimal number called the process ID, or PID.

Starting with¬†Windows 10 build 21364, the Task Manager has a new experimental feature in this build called ‚ÄúEco mode‚ÄĚ which provides users with an option to¬†throttle¬†process resources. It will also help identify apps that are already running in Eco mode. This feature is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.

Eco mode will lower process priority and improve power efficiency but may cause instability for certain processes.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Eco mode power throttling for a process in Windows 10.

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How to Monitor GPU Temperature from Task Manager in Windows 10

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18963, Microsoft added GPU temperature monitoring support in Task Manager. If you have a dedicated GPU card, you will now have the current temperature next to its listing in the Performance Tab.

This tutorial will show you how to monitor the current GPU temperature from Task Manager in Windows 10.

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How to Toggle Summary View On or Off in Windows 10 Task Manager

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

When you have the Performance tab open in Task Manager, you can toggle on summary view to make Task Manager show CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, and GPU meters in one compact window (collapsed state) like a widget (desktop gadget). You can drag the borders of this summary view window to any size you want.

This tutorial will show you how to toggle between normal view and summary view in Task Manager for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

The update speed in Task Manager is how frequently the data in the Task Manager is automatically updated (refreshed).

You can select High (.5 second), Normal (2 seconds), Low (4 seconds), or Pause for your update interval speed.

If you select Pause, the data does not get updated until you select High , Normal, Low, or you click/tap on View > Refresh now.

This tutorial will show you how to pause or change the data update speed in Task Manager for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Minimize on use for Task Manager in Windows 10

Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

When you Switch to a running process from the Processes tab in Task Manager, Task Manager will minimize to the taskbar by default.

Using Switch to on Microsoft Store apps will not minimize Task Manager even with Minimize on use turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off minimize Task Manager on use of switch to process for your account in Windows 10.

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