Good news for all the gamers out there! Windows 10 is now a blessing for gamers with its Task Manager which can be accessed from any PC game with a keyboard shortcut. Windows 10 came up with this boon at the end of October 2020 with which you can end tasks without Alt+Tabbing out of your game. You can now manage your tasks even when playing games.
Here’s how to get started
Launch the Resources Widget by opening the game bar
Open the Xbox Game bar to find this feature. Hold down the Windows key and press G to open it. If you want, you can easily access this shortcut even while playing games or doing some other task.
When you will open the Game Bar interface click on the menu option present on the right of the clock on the bar. To make visible the Resources widget on the screen, click on ‘Resources’.
If you are unable to view the full-screen Game Bar interface, you probably have messed up with the shortcut. But worry not! You can change the settings very easily. Just visit Settings > Gaming > Xbox Game Bar. Furthermore, you can also make your own shortcut by heading to Game Bar under the Keyboard Shortcuts header.
Explore what’s draining the most of your Resources
Apart from everything that Resources let you do, it also gives you a glimpse of what is taking up most of the Resources. The best thing about this? It is an inbuilt feature that will simply show you a ranked list. It sorts the applications by their impact.
With the help of this facility, you can easily make out which application you should close to speed up your gaming process. To use the most of it, press Alt+Tab out of the game and close it normally. You can also do the same by clicking the “X” to the process’ present in the Resources widget. Saving you time, this procedure will close the process just exactly how you could end it from Window’s 10 Task Manager.
You might want to be careful with the fact that some processes are Windows running procedure and it is advisable not to end it.
If you want more information for the same you can click on the ‘Show More’ option which will give you the Task Manager-style interface. It will give you a list of processes running actively on your computer with their CPU, GPU, RAM, and disk usage. Amazing right? There is more to it! To see the processes using the most CPU on top, you can click the ‘CPU’ header. If you want more information on more headers, feel free to explore.
When you see what is taking up the most Resource, you can end it by simply clicking on the ‘X’ present next to the headers.
Always keep it on-Top by pinning the widget
Windows understands how much you love to pin your favorite tools. Probably this is why it lets you pin this widget. Click on it by your left hand, or right hand in case you’re a lefty.
The process to pin the widget is as simple as pinning papers with paperclips. Click the “Pin” icon at the top-right corner of the widget window and boom! You will have your widget even when you close the Game Bar.
Did we tell you? You can also gather information about your overall system performance with the Task Manager. All you have to do is to use the Performance widget in the Game Bar instead.