The Task Manager opens in the Process tab by default. If necessary, you can change the default tab or page in Task Manager. Here is how to do it
Task Manager is one of the basic tools in Windows. It can evaluate performance, terminate applications and processes, start new tasks, manage startup programs, monitor user accounts, and manage services. Simply put, there is a lot you can do.
Two of the most common ways Windows users use Task Manager are to terminate unresponsive applications and manage startup programs.
Whenever you open the Task Manager, it will automatically open in the default tab or process page. Incidentally, this is the first tab in the Task Manager. The Processes tab lists all processes that are actively running on your operating system. From here, you can easily find and terminate processes or start new ones. In general, this tab is what most Windows users want and use.
But what if you want to use a different tab as the default for Task Manager? For example, suppose you want the “Performance” tab to appear when you open the Task Manager. That way, you would be able to get a glimpse of the state of your system with a single click. If you think this is not a big deal and just a matter of convenience for some,
the good thing is that you can change the Tasks Manager’s default tab in just 2 clicks, which is also fairly easy.
Now I would like to explain the exact steps to change the default tabs and pages of the Task Manager in Windows without any more fiddling.
The following procedure works the same in Windows 10 and 11.
Changing the default tabs in Task Manager
To change the default tabs in Task Manager, we will use the options in it. It is that simple. There is no need to change the registry or make any crazy modifications. Here are the specific steps
- Right click on the Start menu.
- Select “Task Manager”.
- Click “Options” on the top bar.
- Select “Tabs” of your choice.
- Close “Task Manager.”
- Open “Task Manager” again, but with a new default tab.
First, open “Task Manager”. Right click on the “Start” menu and select the “Task Manager” option. You can also open it with the shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + Escape”.
Click “Options” on the top bar and select the tab you need. I select the “Performance” tab.
Finally, close the “Task Manager”. The next time you open the Task Manager, it will open in a new default tab.
That is all. It is as easy as changing the default tab in Task Manager.
If you are concerned, make sure that the Process tab is the original default tab. If you want to return to the original tab, simply select the Processes option in Task Manager and you are done.
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