Task Manager WidgetI was playing with task manager, when I came across this simple trick, which lets you display any item from task manager as a ‘desktop widget’; learn how to make your task manager into a widget in this guide.

Running Task Manager as a Widget

To run task manager as a widget, do the following:

  1. Start task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC)
  2. Double click anywhere (apart from menus)
  3. Resize the box to your needs

You can do this for any panel of the start menu:

Performance Widget

Performance Widget

Networking Widget

Networking Widget

Applications Widget

Applications Widget

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13 thoughts on “Use Task Manager as a Desktop Widget [How To]”

  1. mavihs says:

    Nice!!!!!!
    This is going 2 be pretty handy 4 me!!! :p

  2. mavihs says:

    Nice!!!!!!
    This is going 2 be pretty handy 4 me!!! :p

  3. mavihs says:

    Nice!!!!!!
    This is going 2 be pretty handy 4 me!!! :p

  4. mavihs says:

    cant there be multiple instance of task manager!!!!!!

  5. mavihs says:

    cant there be multiple instance of task manager!!!!!!

  6. mavihs says:

    cant there be multiple instance of task manager!!!!!!

  7. John says:

    Cool!!

  8. John says:

    Cool!!

  9. John says:

    Cool!!

  10. gidea says:

    Dont see how this is a widget,
    seems lame + takes up big chunk
    of my desktop space. ‘nuther wasteful windows thingy

  11. gidea says:

    Dont see how this is a widget,
    seems lame + takes up big chunk
    of my desktop space. ‘nuther wasteful windows thingy

  12. gidea says:

    Dont see how this is a widget,
    seems lame + takes up big chunk
    of my desktop space. ‘nuther wasteful windows thingy

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