Task Manager - Show in Summary View (Compact Mode) in Windows 8

How to Show Task Manager Display in Summary View in Windows 8 and 8.1



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Windows 8 allows you to show the hardware from Task Manager's Performance tab in summary view, or a compact mode similar to a gadget. This will allow you to show all CPU, Memory, Disks, and Ethernet in one little window you can display on the desktop.





Step 1. Right click on the taskbar to open up the Task Manager.



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Step 2. Go to the Performance tab.


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Step 3. Right click on the empty space below the listed devices on the left.


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Step 4. Either click on Summary View, or you can also double click on the empty space to go into Summary View.

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You can either choose to display showing graphs as above, or hiding them by right clicking on the empty space and choosing either one.


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Drag to desired size and leave on desktop. Now you have TM displayed as a sort of all-in-one mini performance gadget.



That's it.

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Another nice tut, it make a good system gadget, Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,
Thanks again for a nice tutorial.
I found the windows gadgets in windows 7 very useful, however, they are obsolete in windows 8. Is there any way to assign a shortcut that can open task manager in performance view?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-3040ev
    CPU
    1.60 GHz Intel Core processor i7-720QM
    Memory
    8GB
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