Microsoft transforms Task Manager

Microsoft obviously decided to pay attention to the Task Manager in Windows 11. The 22H2 update of Windows 11 was an opportunity to add support for dark mode, with nevertheless a display that did not give complete satisfaction.

Soon, it will be added the possibility to choose between a light theme and a dark theme directly in the Task Manager, independently of the active theme for the operating system.

With the exception of Run New Task and Properties, all dialogs will support themes and match the specific application or Windows theme.

Something new for Task Manager

Beyond the issue of themes, a new functionality of a practical nature will be integrated into the Task Manager. It will allow users to search and filter processes. The filters for the search could be the binary name, the process identifier PID or the name of the publisher.

The filtering algorithm matches the contextual keyword with all possible matches and displays them on the page in use “, says Microsoft. The filtering will also be applied from page to page.

A new search box will be arranged at the top of the Task Manager window. ” This is a useful feature if you want to isolate a process or group of processes and take action, or simply monitor the performance of filtered processes.


Windows Insiders first concerned

The keyboard shortcut Alt+F will take you directly to the Task Manager search field. Microsoft also adds that enabling or disabling Efficiency Mode can be done without opening a confirmation dialog box.

This Efficiency Mode aims to reduce process priority and improve energy efficiency. The confirmation dialog reminds that it may cause instability for some processes.

At the moment, changes with Task Manager are offered for Windows Insiders and in the Beta channel. We will still have to wait for general public availability.


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