Thanks for that, I will try it. I was wondering what happened to all the tabs? The processes, CPU, and the 2-3 others, are not there. I thought maybe I had an inadvertent setting I stumbled into?
Thanks for the solution to the most of the annoying; having to restart, to get rid of it. I am having problem with flash & its affect on my PC; which is a 2007 Dell, with a XP Pro OS. I have since upgraded the OS to Win 7 Pro. Seems the video card from NVIDIA isn't able to be updated because this antiquated laptop won't support it. That is the message that pops up, after I am attempting to update the FLASH. I am 1st directed to update the software, then get a message the laptop won't support.
After the laptop is running, the browser has tabs open, it gets to a point after a period of time that the pop up message: "shockwave plugin is busy; continue or stop". At that point the browser will freeze up, so I then open Task Manager, kill the browser & restart it. All is fine then, until I have to do it again. In a whole day I might have to do that process 2-3 times; no big deal, I can live with that.
I was just curious about how the Task Manager got so simplified in what it displayed & that there wasn't the Close tab, or that red square with the "x" on it?