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08 Mar 2012   #1
LMHmedchem

Windows 7 64-bit enterprise
 
 
windows 7 task manager does't show process list

I was working on my Dad's laptop and started a task manager. All that was displayed in the task manager was the list of programs running. This is what would normally be displayed on the Applications tab. There were buttons for "new task", "end task". But all of the other tabs were missing (Processes, Performance, Networking, Users). There was not even a way to close or minimize the window.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this?

LMHmedchem


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08 Mar 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

try double-clicking the edge of the window (not the aero glass border, but near them) - it should bring everything back.

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Task Manager has two different views. To see the view that includes menus and tabs, double-click the border of the Task Manager window. To switch back to the view without menus and tabs, double-click anywhere in the border around the tabs.
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i have to admit that i don't understand the purpose of this 'feature'.
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09 Mar 2012   #3
LMHmedchem

Windows 7 64-bit enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
try double-clicking the edge of the window (not the aero glass border, but near them) - it should bring everything back.

Quote:
Task Manager has two different views. To see the view that includes menus and tabs, double-click the border of the Task Manager window. To switch back to the view without menus and tabs, double-click anywhere in the border around the tabs.
source

i have to admit that i don't understand the purpose of this 'feature'.
Thanks for the tip, that worked fine. Any idea how the window got changed in the first place? It seems like this view would be for a limited account that wouldn't have access to the information, but this was an admin account. Is there any information available as to why there are two version of this window?

LMHmedchem
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09 Mar 2012   #4
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Iv used it on the performance tab, its a geek thing I guess. Double clicking prolly changed it...
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10 Mar 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMHmedchem View Post
Thanks for the tip, that worked fine. Any idea how the window got changed in the first place? It seems like this view would be for a limited account that wouldn't have access to the information, but this was an admin account. Is there any information available as to why there are two version of this window?

LMHmedchem
yes, you probably accidentally double-clicked it a while ago...

i believe it is called 'tiny footprint mode', and you can do it with any of the tabs. the window can be resized to make it really tiny.

still seems a bit daft to me...
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10 Mar 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post

i believe it is called 'tiny footprint mode'
Yep,

Task Manager Menu Bar and Tabs Are Not Visible
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21 May 2012   #7
garsar

win 7 prem
 
 
task manager problem

Add my thanks as I had the exact same issue and could not solve it till searching the forum. Well done for knowing about this quirk.
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