Tip of the Week: Getting More from Windows Task Manager

Blog Post created by ken_foster on Jun 30, 2013

The information you get with the default settings for Windows Task Manager only scratch the surface of the information available. In this weeks Tip of the Week, I'll show you how to get more.


You may not be aware, but when you select the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager you get access to an additional option under the View pull down menu called 'Select Columns'. When you select that option, you get a dialog box that allows you to pick and chose from a number of additional items that will appear under a new column in Task Manager.



Ever wish you could tell where the executable was for a program you see running under Image Name? Select the Command Line column. This will allow you to see the full path name to the program. (Click on image to make it larger).




Once selected, the column will remain visible until you de-select it, so it's already set for the next time. Experiment with this and other values until you find a configuration you like.


That's all for now. Tune in next week for another useful tip!


Ken Foster

Mentor Graphics Customer Support