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We saw the Windows Task Manager evolve from Windows 3 to Windows 10 and we also discussed the new features we could expect from Windows 8/10 Task Manager, including the heat card. Without a doubt, the task manager is one of the most used services under Windows. View active applications, stop non-responding applications, analyze system performance, and much more, the task manager is used for everyone.
Ryan Haveson, a group program manager, explained in a blog post on Building Windows 8 that the team assessed how the task manager is currently used by people and then redesigned it by focusing on optimizing for the most common scenarios.
One of the most important new features of the task manager is the heat map’. Heat Map is designed to represent applications and processes that consume more resources than expected. You no longer need to check numbers and figures to make sure the application exceeds the threshold. I find it more interesting.
Telemetry data used to calculate the purpose of repeated use of the task manager are used to verify applications that require special attention.
Apart from that, there are some important tasks he can perform, and they are :
- The beauty of a thermal map is that it allows you to monitor anomalies on multiple resources (network, disk, memory and CPU usage) simultaneously without having to sort the data. This allows you to diagnose and solve performance problems.
- It also allows you to immediately find the hot spot without having to read numbers or understand specific concepts or units. Usability studies use an eye tracking system to test what users have seen when they present this information.
- It also serves as a warning indicator that informs you of a good place to start searching if you have performance problems.
Learn more about Windows 8 Task Manager features!
What do you think of the new task manager?