[/QUOTE]I think I liked my computer a lot better before I decided to learn about it.[QUOTE]
I can relate to that
and I've been using the taskmgr lately (learned of here) and have ZA...so,
taskmgr can be opened at least two ways I'm aware of.
- ctrl+shift+esc keys pressed together or
- right-click an open space on the task bar and choose task mgr from the popup dialog box list
with the Windows Task Manager open, 5 tabs appear with only the one open showing an orange color bar above it, and only one can be open at a time.
Above these tabs are 5 additional "clickable" words:
Trying to understand how you lost the tabs, I've experimented some with these 10 variables...and rather than explain all the results, in the interest ofsimplicity
, let me continue...
As I type, the only item in "applications" tab is: BleepingComputer.com -> Quoting a Post in T... (the task) and Running (the status)
right-click the "processes" tab, and I see 21 processes listed below 4 catagory names.
- Image Name
- User Name
- Mem Usage
and these, too, are "clickable", and will change the nature of how the processes are listed
"performance" brings up the graphs, "networking" shows more graphs, and in my case, "users" shows only my username
Back to the case of the disappearing tabs you've lamented about...
Below the window in 3 of those tabs are some buttons, one of which you descibed as "shutting down process".
In the processes tab, next to "show processes from all users" checkbox is the "End Process" button. You can end any process that are highlighted by pressing that button. I have been unable in any way to get more than one process at a time to be highlighted, so I think you couldn't have lost all processes that way.
In the applications tab, those buttons are:
- End Task
- Switch To
- New Task
and in the users tab, they are:
When you[/B]minimize[B] the taskmgr, rather than close it, the cool little CPU usage active icon will appear on your taskbar...right next to your ZA icon (the ZA also is active, showing traffic in on one side & out on the other)
richt-click the CPU usage "icon" and a popup box gives you 2 choices:
- always on top (which I leave checked since I'd like to think I'm on top of at least a small fraction of what win xp pro can do)
When you close the taskmgr it will be in the same configuration that you left it in when it reopens that is, in the same position on your desktop as when you last placed it, in the same tab you had open, etc. (without re-booting, I'm not sure this holds true through a re-boot)
Bottom line is, maybe some of this will help you to know what to expect as "normal", from another user's point of view.
It really is a very cool feature, and I hope you can restore it's function and gain confidence using it. Don't give up the fight...keep visiting this site and read the tutorials, etc.
Even though it may seem like "egad, I've had enuf ****it!" Additionally
, I tried yaabaa's advice to click on the light brown frame area (what I called orange) and put myself into your shoes...only in my case, the tab I happened to be in was the user tab. So, I've lost all that I descibed to you above in favor of a single window, maximized, with the available button options;
I've also re-booted, and found that the taskmgr WILL retain the last config set through re-boot.
I'll post this edit, and return to what is now our mutual problem (unless, of course, you have the answer by now...in whu=ich case I'd like to know
Edited by phawgg, 29 July 2004 - 03:56 PM.