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Use Task Manager as a Desktop Widget [HowTo]

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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

Networking Widget

Networking Widget

Applications Widget

Applications Widget

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4 Responses to Use Task Manager as a Desktop Widget [HowTo]



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



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






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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