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Why don't some apps show up in Task manager, app history?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Why don't some apps show up in Task manager, app history?


    I only have a few examples of this, but Mozilla firefox is a big one. I am currently typing this forum post in the application, while at the same time I have the task manager up on the app history tab. Firefox is no where to be seen. I think the only apps that show up there, are Metro apps... Is this true, and if it is, is there a way around it?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I see it under processes, but not under app history.. I am guess that is because it is not a metro app..
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Yes only Metro Apps are showing in app History
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    Wrong. See last item of the "Options" menu. It will show all applications in the app history tab.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    thanks for the tip! didn't know about this.
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