Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Task Manager
Figure 12-12: Windows Task Manager’s offers detailed performance information.
Configuring Task Manager to Display CPU Utilization
When Windows Task Manager is started, a small histogram detailing the CPU
utilization displays in the system tray. This little feature can be very useful if
you always like to keep an eye on your CPU utilization but do not want Task
Manager on top of all your windows. With a little bit of work, it is possible to
start up the Windows Task Manager automatically on every start and run it
minimized and hidden from the taskbar except for the system tray:
1. Open File Explorer and browse to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\
Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Replace
USERNAME with your user name. Any shortcuts that you place in this folder
load automatically when Windows starts.
2. Right-click in the open white space of the startup folder, select New, and
then navigate to Shortcut.