Windows 11’s Task Manager is getting new features

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Microsoft is engaged on two new features for Windows 11’s Task Manager: Microsoft Edge integration and Eco Mode. Microsoft Edge integration is now rolling out to gadgets working Windows 11 Build 22000.282, whereas the Eco Mode characteristic is anticipated to reach later this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.

To make sure the browser doesn’t cut back the efficiency of your machine, Windows 11’s Task Manager can now higher handle assets utilized by the Edge browser. As you’re in all probability conscious, managing browsers utilizing the Task Manager might be very irritating and Microsoft needs to enhance the expertise.

Microsoft Edge 94 comes with a number of enhancements for Windows 11’s Task Manager to raised characterize the browser processes. On Windows 10 or older, if you open Task Manager and faucet on the Microsoft Edge processes tab, you’ll come throughout a listing of processes utilizing the generic identify “Microsoft Edge”.

Currently, it is unimaginable to shut tabs or extensions utilizing the Task Manager. Thanks to the new replace, Task Manager can now show an in depth view of the browser processes.

Task Manager improvements

This is doable attributable to Microsoft Edge’s multi-process structure:

  • The browser now consists of the GPU course of and crashpad course of within the Task Manager.
  • For extensions and plugins, Task Manager will now show the method kind and the identify of the extension.
  • Tabs will now embrace the positioning, icon and matter identify. For InPrivate tabs, the positioning identify and icon will probably be changed with a generic icon to replicate the non-public searching session. For subframes like ads, you will notice ‘subframe’ and subframe’s URL within the Task Manager.
  • Task Manager can now additionally listing employees and repair employees.

For some companies like Microsoft Office net, merchandise (tab) would share the identical course of with different gadgets. You can click on on the arrow to increase the method and see the opposite gadgets of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft is testing this new characteristic for Task Manager and it’ll start rolling out to extra Windows 11 customers within the coming weeks.

Eco mode for Windows 11

Microsoft is additionally believed to be engaged on a new Eco mode for Task Manager. With this characteristic, you’ll be able to take motion in opposition to resource-intensive apps. If you activate Eco mode for an app, Microsoft will cut back the precedence of the method to ‘low’, permitting different apps to get precedence for system assets.

This characteristic is anticipated to reach later this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.