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Task Manager - Open in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 (duh)


    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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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  3. #22


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 (duh)

    HOWTO: Start Task Manager automatically with every logon


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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  4. #23


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by TBugReporter View Post
    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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