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what is task manager in windows 10?

Unless you’re a complete rookie in computers, you must have heard about the program task manager inside the Windows OS, these are some of those basic programs that Every Windows User Needs to Know.

in this article, you’re going to learn what is task manager is in windows and what its job is.

what is task manager in windows 10?

Task Manager is a program in the Windows 10 operating system which is made to manage all the programs running in your desktop, with the help of windows task manager you can see what program sare running in background or foreground. and manage them as per your convenience.

what is the shortcut for task manager in windows 10

there are two you can open your task manager, first is by searching the task manager in your pc by clicking the “windows” icon and type the name i.e “task manager”.

and the second way is to use this shortcut to open task manager in windows 10.

simply click “windows icon + x” and there you’ll see the options to open task manager.

shortcut for task manager in windows 10

this is a shortcut for task manager in windows 10, by pressing windows + x

you read more about task manager shortcuts here

usages of windows task manager

most windows users are not aware of all the functions of windows task manager, there are many things you can do with the task manager,

usages of task manager

most windows users are not aware of all the functions of windows task manager, there are many things you can do with the task manager,

here are some functions of windows task manager:

 

functions of windows task manager:

 

Manage Startup Programs

by going to taskmanager>startup options, you can see what programs are ticked for an automatic startup whenever you start your computer. (that means you can decide what app should start while booting up the windows)

there you can manage what programs you want to select for startup and what you don’t.

View CPU and RAM Hogs

if you want to know which program is eating more ram than others, you can also do that by going to task manager “process tab”

“RAM hog is a term which means a program that eats too much RAM”

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there you’ll see all the processes running inside your computer, both processes with open windows and background processes that may be invisible or hidden.

there you can also sort the programs by their CPU or memory usage.

Kill Background Programs

if you have a feeling that your computer has suddenly become very slow, and you want to know what program is running in the background, you can easily do that by going to the task manager “process tab”.

kill Background Programs in windows 10 task manager

Background Programs in windows 10 task manager

their task manager will list all those applications that are running in your computer,

How to use Windows 10 Task Manager to kill programs?
How to use Windows 10 Task Manager to kill programs

How to use Windows 10 Task Manager to kill programs

and you can easily terminate or kill any program by right-clicking and pressing “end task”.

Check Total CPU and RAM Usage

you can also see your computer’s total CPU and RAM usage with the help of the task manager, to do that, go to task manager, performance tab.

Check Total CPU and RAM Usage in windows task manager

Total CPU and RAM Usage in windows task manager

there you will see a graphical representation of your CPU usage history. If the CPU usage or Memory bars are completely full and it’s showing you 100% disk usage and your computer is running slow, then it’s a big indicator that you should close some CPU or RAM eating programs.

and if you are seeing 100% disk usage in task manager on a regular basis then you should consider upgrading your RAM.

View System Network Activity

If you’re facing internet connection related problems with your computer,

for ex – facing slow internet in a web browser lags in any programs, etc, you may want to check your computer’s total network usage. 

View System Network Activity in task managere

System Network Activity in task manager

which You can do that by going into the performance tab in the Task Manager.

there You’ll see a separate graph for each of your computer’s network adapters, which will tell you exactly how much of your internet a particular program is using. 

what is disk in task manager?

in windows task manager, disk is referred to the storage of your computer. Task Manager doesn’t show all your drives as a whole, it shows all Disk sections for each hard drive installed on your computer.

what is disk in task manager

image if c drive disk in task manager

conclusion:

task manager is an awesome program of windows operating system that every windows user must know how to use.

with task manager you can:

  • Manage Startup Programs
  • View CPU and RAM Hogs
  • Kill Background Programs
  • Check Total CPU and RAM Usage
  • View System Network Activity

with the help of this knowledge, you can do a lot with this information, and solve a ton of your computer problems by yourself.

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you can also watch this video if you have any confusion

or read this amazing guide on task manager

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