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Windows 7: Task Mgr window has no tabs


13 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Task Mgr window has no tabs

Yesterday I looked at task manager and it now has no tabs or even a menu bar. I need help restoring it to how it used to look with tabs and the menu bar. I've included a screen shot below.

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13 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

First time I have heard of this kind of problem. I would start with sfc /scannow in cmd. prompt/admin. It will run it and chech Windows 7 System Files and repair them if it can. Run it 3 times with a boot after each time. This can't hurt but might help.
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13 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello cmmtch,

No worries. You just have Task Manager in small footprint mode. You can double click near a border as show in the tutorial below to switch back to normal mode.

Task Manager - Small Footprint Mode - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jun 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Double click in the border where the arrow points.

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Damn. Shawn's beaten me to it again.


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13 Jun 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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13 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Small footprint Mode

Thanks to everybody that replied. It was in small footprint mode and a simple double click fixed the problem.

Next question is how in the heck did get it in small footprint mode? I don't remember doing anything but obviously I did something.

edit: As Emily Latella would say "Never mind" checked the link and I must have double clicked to cause it, thanks again.
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13 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I'm glad that we could help.

You may have just double clicked on a border area by mistake.
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13 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Once again I learned from Brink. Thanks.
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