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Enable Compact Performance Manager on Windows 10

Enable Compact Performance Manager on Windows 10

You must have used the Task Manager on your Windows 10 at least once in your lifetime. Now, it is a fact that the default Task Manager on Windows 10 is pretty big. This means that much of the space on the screen is taken by the Task Manager window. Therefore, we have to close/minimize it to continue our work. There are also times when we want to see our tasks and work at the same time. In this scenario, we need to shrink the window but then the details go missing. By enabling compact performance manager on your Windows 10 PC, you can enjoy better performance.

Now, we have found out a way with which you can see all the details of Task Manager without hindering your work. The answer to this is the compact layout of Task Manager on Windows 10. This compact manager has been available on Windows 10 for a long time. However, there is no button present on Task Manager to enable it. There is a very simple but handy trick to enable it though and we are here to share the trick with you.

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Enable Compact Performance Manager on Windows 10

  • Open the Task Manager on Windows 10 by pressing the Windows key and typing “Task” in the search bar.
Open Task Manager

`Open Task Manager

  • Double-click on the Task Manager Desktop app and the Task Manager Window will be opened.
  • Now, go to the Performance tab on the Task Manager window as seen below
Task Manager Performance tab

Task Manager Performance tab

  • Now, you can enable a Compact view of the CPU performance by just double-clicking on the graph of CPU usage as seen below
CPU Usage Compact view

CPU Usage Compact view

  • Similarly, you can do this for the left pane as well. To see the compact view of the entire PC’s performance, double-click on any one of the four performance parameters as highlighted below
Double Click to enable Compact mode

Double Click to enable Compact mode

  • Now, you will see the Compact Performance mode and you have enough space left to proceed with your work too as seen below
Compact Performance Mode enabled

Compact Performance Mode enabled

  • That’s it, you have just enabled Compact Performance mode with which you easily see your CPU, Memory, Disk and Ethernet usage without hindering any of your tasks.

Now, we have already mentioned that this is not a new introduction in Windows 10. In fact, this is available on every Task Manager app since the Windows NT 4.0 days which was launched in 1996. However, it is a handy trick to know for someone who needs to see the performance of their PC while simultaneously working on it.

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