Games-specific Task Manager coming to Windows 10

Games-specific Task Manager coming to Windows 10

Microsoft has made a games-focused Task Manager for Windows.

As reported by Windows Central, a new update to Xbox Game Bar for its Xbox Insiders preview testers allows players to see what tasks are running on their computer within a project. This is triggered by pressing the Windows key and G.

In essence, this is a lightweight version of the full task manager which allows users to see what their system is running. This widget comes with a traffic light system to indicate how much resource a particular task is taking up. Obviously, red would indicate a huge amount, while green is the opposite.

Here's a screenshot captured by Windows Central from the Xbox Insiders preview:

The Xbox app on PC has been slowly improved over the years. In April, the software received a speed boost thanks to Microsoft switching it to a Universal Windows Platform app with the React Native framework.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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