Saturday, August 19, 2023

Stop Apps from Scrolling in Windows Task Manager with This Cool Tip

Windows 11
Are you tired of apps scrolling automatically in the Windows Task Manager? 

This can be a frustrating problem, especially if you're trying to troubleshoot a performance issue.

Here's a Cool Tip:  Use the Control Key.

The Windows Task Manager is a system monitor utility that allows you to manage all the processes running on your computer. 

You can use Task Manager to:
  • View performance: View the overall performance of the system, or the performance per package or process
  • Manage processes: Order processes by usage to see what's taking up your computer's resources
  • Turn off software: Turn off software that takes up excessive resources on your PC to improve the running speed
  • Restart or shut down system: Restart or shut down the system when it is busy or unresponsive
  • Terminate applications: Terminate applications and processes
And with this Cool Tip you can the Control key to pause the Task Manager screen.

This will stop apps from scrolling in the Windows Task Manager. 

Here's how to do it:
  • Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Escape.
  • Hold down the Control key while scrolling through the list of processes.
  • This will prevent the processes from scrolling automatically. You can release the Control key to resume scrolling.

Windows Task Manager
fig. 1 - Windows Task Manager

That's it!


And Cool Tip Kudos to Jen Gentleman @Microsoft for sharing this Cool Tip this week.

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