New Task Manager for Windows 8

New Task Manager for Windows 8

Well after 100 years, the Windows Task Manager may be getting a refresh…

The new Task Manager is a combination of Microsoft’s Task Manager interface and Microsoft’s Resource Monitor.


Processes are now listed in a coloured interface to demonstrate their strain on the system.

New changes include a new breadcrumb allowing the user to run new tasks. Items in these screenshots have large icons and text, although this seems to be a display option that can be toggled between other ones on the breadcrumb as well.

In addition, items are sorted between categories such as System-Critical Programs, Background Programs, and actual Applications.

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