Starting Windows Task Manger and Using Applications Tab

This section provides tutorial examples on how to start Windows Task Manager, and use the Applications tab.

Windows Task Manager is installed as part of the Windows system. On a Windows XP system, you can start Windows Task Manager in 3 ways:

When Windows Task Manager is started, you should see the "Applications" tab open with a list of applications that are current running on the system. See the picture below for example:
Windows Task Manager - Applications Tab

As you can see from this picture, the Applications tab shows you how many running applications and what are the names of those applications. On this tab, you select any application and click the "End Task" button to close the selected application.

Closing an application with the Task Manager is a very important administration trick you need to know, because it will allow you to close applications that you can not close normally from the application interface for some reason.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 What Is Windows Task Manger?

Starting Windows Task Manger and Using Applications Tab

 Using the Processes Tab

 Ending a Running Process

 Using the Performance Tab

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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