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Windows 7: Force Task Manager "Show processes from all users" always enabled.

23 May 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ProTweaker View Post
Thanks Shawn for the quick reply.

I'd prefer to NOT EVER have the task bar icons combined under any circumstances. I just want this one icon to NEVER show its label (assuming the label is what's causing it to be "Large/Wide." Is this possible?
Fred,

In that case, you could reduce the width of the taskbar buttons to a size you like where it doesn't show the label to show like an icon, but still set to "never combine". You may need to play with different sizes to find the sweet spot though.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size


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23 May 2014   #12
ProTweaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shawn,

My ideal solution is to just affect this one button, not all task bar buttons. Using the "Change Icon Button Width Size" registry key concept, can the reg key have an argument (or equivalent) that will affect ONLY the button I nominate (in this case, the WTM)? If not, is there any other solution to just affect a single button (to not display its label)?
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23 May 2014   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid not. It's a global setting for all taskbar buttons.
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23 May 2014   #14
ProTweaker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shawn,

Kudos to you for answering each of my questions.

I really appreciate the fast replies.

Don't know why I haven't used this forum until now, but I'll definitely use this forum in the future.

Fred
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23 May 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Fred.
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06 Aug 2014   #16
BMGRAHAM

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackF View Post
I found a different way of doing this. My issue was not that I needed it to run automatically, my issue is with the premise of having to click on a button when I needed the task manager. As I see it, the task manager is something you use when your computer is hanging up or not acting properly. Sometimes you are lucky if you get it to come up at all, so the less steps you have to take to see the process overrunning your computer the better.

To this end, I was very disappointed when ctrl-alt-delete no longer directly brought up the task manager, but brought up some frilly screen with non-debugging functions. Anyway, to the point-

I found that if you add a registry key under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
of
C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe with a value of RUNASADMIN
then the task manager will always run as administrator.

My only issue with this method is that it seemed to have broken the ctrl-shift-esc hotkey of pulling up the task manager. So I am kind of back to square one with trying to access the taskmanager in one step. Does anyone know anything about this?

Brink, you might say this method is not supported, but do you know of a better way? Do you know any troubleshooting I can take to reactivate this hotkey? Or is this just a bug (known or unknown) of adding this registry key?
This works for me and since I didn't know about ctrl-shift-esc it's not an issue for me
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01 Jul 2015   #17
sutek

Windows 7 Pro / Enterprise
 
 
Regedit

JackF's solution is the only correct answer here. I'm sorry Brink, but when people ask this question they are not looking for a shortcut. They are looking for a way to undo the new feature that only shows processes for your username. All of the forums and search queries are now flooded with "just make a shortcut!" which is not helpful at all.

As it was stated before, we need all options of opening the Task Manager to Run As Admin, not just some shortcut we probably can't get to when you need it.

I did this about a year ago with great success. I have noticed no side effects and opening Task Manager via ctrl+shift+esc, right clicking on the Tool Bar, and even via Alt+Ctrl+Del opens it correctly and shows for all users. This was very important to me because usually when my computer hangs up, it's the anti-virus or some service in the background, not my username, that has the issue.

My issue now is that I am about to wipe my computer to clean it out and am trying to ensure I know how to do this again before I do. I thought I changed the Reg Key like JackF listed, but now when I navigate there, there is no Layers folder under AppCompatFlags. I have search through the registry for RUNASADMIN and for TaskMgr.exe and have not found much. I must be missing something but I'm not sure what. I had UAC disabled, but turning it back on does not lose the Task Manager All Users function.

Does anyone have any thoughts on elsewhere to look? I looked at the TaskMgr.exe itself, but it will not let you set Run As Admin from there; it is greyed out. I am on a domain, but a local admin, is it possible that my domain reset the reg key I set without breaking the functionality? :-/

Please help.
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01 Jul 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Check group policy settings for UAC regarding admins, there are 3.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx

I would guess this one: User Account Control: Run all administrators Admin Approval Mode is disabled.

You can set the same for Pro and Ultimate machines as they have gpedit.msc enabled. And perhaps the registry key settings would work for lesser versions?
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01 Jul 2015   #19
sutek

Windows 7 Pro / Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Check group policy settings for UAC regarding admins, there are 3.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx

I would guess this one: User Account Control: Run all administrators Admin Approval Mode is disabled.

You can set the same for Pro and Ultimate machines as they have gpedit.msc enabled. And perhaps the registry key settings would work for lesser versions?
Unfortunately that is actually enabled right now. Would a reboot be necessary to have UAC make changes like that?

Approval mode for Built-in Admin is Disabled (I am not the built-in admin)
Elevation prompt for administrators is Prompt
Run all Admin in Admin Approval Mode is Enabled.
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01 Jul 2015   #20
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try run in cmd: rsop.msc
It is supposed to show effective Group Policy settings. I don't remember if Local Group Policy shows effective or local machine set policies. (It has been long since I used these) IIRC DC set Group Policy settings should be over-writing Local Policies.

Anyway, run the command and see if you can get a better result.
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