We are bringing process filtering to Task Manager. This is the top feature request from our users to filter/search for processes. You can filter either using the binary name, PID or publisher name. The filter algorithm matches the context keyword with all possible matches and displays them on the current page. The filter is also applied as you switch between pages. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ALT + F to focus on the filter box. This is a helpful feature if you want to single out a process or a group of processes and want to take action or just monitor the performance of the filtered processes.
I am baffled by how slowly new, actually useful features seem to be added to Windows these days. Weren’t all the changes in development and release cycles supposed to speed up the development of Windows? It feels like it’s a small trickle of minor features here and there, that then get massive press attention because… Well, at least something is happening.
But nice, I guess. A feature present on virtually every other platform for decades.
This would make my day job so much easier, I hope they backport it to Windows 10 and company 🙁
Cool. It should be done 20 years ago.
Windows has always come with only extremely crude and basic tools by default (notepad, wordpad, paint, outlook express, internet explorer etc), and if you wanted to do anything beyond the absolute basics it was always necessary to install a full featured tool. It’s even part of their business model, as microsoft themselves sell more featured replacements for several of the crude tools installed as standard.
So it’s not surprising taskmgr has always been crude, but there’s always been a variety of better replacements available.
Higher minds would already be using “Process Explorer” from https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysinternals-suite
Mostly because anyone that cares about their career has moved into Azure, XBox, Office or DevDiv business units.
It appears WinDev is left to interns without background on Windows history, with a couple of veterans trying to steer the ship.
I’m baffled as to why people keep using Windows…