Task Manager - Open in Windows 8

How to Open Task Manager in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Task Manager has been completely redone in Windows 8. You can use it to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services.

This will show you how to open Task Manager in Windows 8.

For more information and details about Task Manager, also see:



Here's How:

1. Do step 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to open Task Manager.

2. Press the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys, and go to step 7 below.

3. While on the desktop, press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Task Manager, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

4. While on the desktop, right click on the taskbar, click/tap on Task Manager, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
taskbar.jpg

5. Press the CTRL+ALT+DELETE keys, click on Task Manager, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
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6. Open the WIN+X Power Users menu, click/tap on Task Manager, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
WIN+X.jpg

7. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.
NOTE: If you open Task Manager while signed in an administrator account, then Task Manager will be opened elevated (run as administrator) by default.

8. Select to have Task Manager in Fewer details or More details view. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Task Manager will open to the same Fewer details or More details view it was last closed as.
Less_Details_Mode.jpg

9. Here is what you will see in the new More details view of Windows 8 Task Manager. (see screenshots below)
Processes.jpg
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In the Performance tab below, you can also double click/tap on the left or right side to switch to summary view. To return to normal view, just double click/tap anywhere in the small footprint mode window.

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small_footprint_mode.jpg

Performance.jpgApp_history.jpgStartup.jpgUsers.jpgDetails.jpgServices.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 

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I don't know if this is the best place to post this, but people ought to know: when Task Manager is running, sometimes (and I haven't figured out yet exactly when) clicking on its notification icon will give it focus but fail to bring it to the foreground as it did in previous versions of Windows. The workaround for this to double-click on the notification icon.
 

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Hello TBugReporter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

No worries. While in Task Manager (more details view), click on Options (menu bar), and click on Hide when minimized to uncheck it. This will keep the taskbar icon for it displaying when minimized. :)
 

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HOWTO: Start Task Manager automatically with every logon

It's a bit of a workaround to create two separate tasks, but that's the only way it will work.

Actually, no. A while back, I posted a tutorial here showing a way to do this that only uses one task, but I couldn't post it in the tutorials section (because I apparently don't have enough mojo or whatever), so I guess it's been overlooked by most of the people here.
 

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Actually, no. A while back, I posted a tutorial here showing a way to do this that only uses one task, but I couldn't post it in the tutorials section (because I apparently don't have enough mojo or whatever), so I guess it's been overlooked by most of the people here.


Hello TBug,

Actually, if you look at the tutorial, it has been updated since then and has a couple of options for running an "elevated" program at startup. That's different that what you are referring to for just running a task at startup/sign in.
As for the reason why what you posted wasn't added to tutorials, we already had one for it with more details and information included in it.
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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