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Q: Windows XP-restoring standard view of Task Manager ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Windows XP-restoring standard view of Task Manager
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: bigbadben-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Jul 2003 10:14 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2003 10:14 PDT
Question ID: 235042
Something funny happened with my computer, and now when I press
ctrl+alt+delete to access the Task Manager, all I can see is the
"Processes" window.  The tab bar at the tob to switch between
processes and applications is no longer visible.  There is no menu bar
either.  All I see is the main "Processes" window.  I need my
application status view back!  Help!  :)

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 25 Jul 2003 10:31 PDT

Can you still see the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen?
Can you access the Start Menu Bar or Task Bar when you press the "MS
Windows key" (the key with the MS Windows logo) on your keyboard?
If you can, have you tried using the System Restore option to restore
your system back to its original condition prior to this problem?

Subject: Re: Windows XP-restoring standard view of Task Manager
Answered By: theta-ga on 25 Jul 2003 12:31 PDT
Hi bigbadben-ga,
   It appears that you unintentionally put the Task Manager into the
'Tiny Footprint' mode. Whenever you double click the empty space in
the border around the tabs(Applications, Processes etc.), the Task
Manager enters this mode and displays only the contents of the current
   Getting out of this mode is as easy as getting into it. Just double
click the empty grey border of the Task manager window!

 For screenshots of the two views, see:
 - The Broadband Reports Windows XP FAQ: Why is part of my Task
Manager gone?

Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!

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