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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 11-Jan-15 20:40:18
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Task Manager - have I gone crackers?


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I just went in to Task Manager on Win 8.1. Not long ago it was as I expect, with a number of pre-selected columns and the facility to add more and remove any not desired.

Amongst other features I used to want to see what was reading and writing to disc, and what was happening to instant and cumulative CPU usage, sorting on those columns. This way I was able to identify what was messing me up in whatever way.

It is now a noddy subset on a "prettier" screen, with a mere four fixed columns showing the rolling instantaneous CPU; RAM; Disk and Network activity.

Totally useless except for being able to end a process frown.

Or - have I somehow totally cocked something up?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Jan-15 20:42:11
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You are simply looking at the wrong tab, the conventional one is now called "Details".

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 11-Jan-15 20:47:19
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Nope. I'd already looked at that, and no facility to change the columns there either. Other than a description of each line it gives less than the (default) Processes tab.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 11-Jan-15 21:25:07
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Process Explorer perhaps?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_Explorer#mediav...


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 11-Jan-15 22:13:28
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Ummm. Might be worth looking at, but I'd like confirmation that they have emasculated Task Manager and it isn't just that I've screwed it up.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 11-Jan-15 22:36:51
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Cracked it!

In the Details tab you suggest, if I right click in the column names bar I get the familiar column selector! Job done. I'm sure it used to be in the main menu>submenus.

I'd already tried it in the Processes tab before creating this thread. Didn't think to do it in Details.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Jan-15 00:13:52
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Just had a look at the detail tab, right click on the column header and there is quite a choice of columns available.

Details Tab > Select Columns > Choose dialog

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 12-Jan-15 00:28:50
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Thanks smile. But my last post before yours is about me finding that. Otherwise it would have been just what I wanted to know, so it is a genuine "Thanks".

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