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Task manager not showing up fully


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#1 brandymiller2013

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:50 AM

Hi my task manager is not giving me the usual tabs across the top which allow me to stop processes, show usage, etc.  It also won't allow me to close it.  Is this a virus?  If so, how do I get rid of it?



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

Double-click on the outside border of the window to get back the menu bar



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

If you cannot see any tabs in Task Manager, then that means it is running in "Tiny Footprint mode" (sometimes referred to as "kiosk mode" or "presentation mode") which does not show the tabs or menus at the top. This mode exists primarily for advanced users who want to put a small CPU meter in the corner of the screen using the performance tab. Sometimes this occurs accidentally if you open and use Task Manager often. To get it back to normal mode, open Task Manager and double-click anywhere within the blank (open) border area as Adam Pollard adavised to reveal the tabs.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

Thanks everyone, feeling stupid about now lol 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

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