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TaskExplorer, an open source alternative to Windows task manager

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TaskExplorer is a free open source application for devices with Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which can be used as an alternative to the task manager that is already integrated into the operating system.

As with other task administrator alternatives, such as System Explorer, TaskManager DeLuxe or Security Task Manager, it is designed to provide the functionality that is missing from the task administrator’s native application.

In the case of TaskExplorer, if it focuses initially on providing its users with information about what the processes actually do.

The program is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows operating systems. The minimum version of Windows supported is Windows 7. The application is based on the Qt framework that explains the size of 37 MB.

You can download the software from the developer’s GitHub repository.

When you open the program, you will be able to see many options, such as a list of the process tree in a side bar on the left. The application updates the data in real timebut you can press the pause button to stop the automatic update.

A click on the arrow icon next to the update button will show the options to change the automatic update interval from the default value, from one second to another. The values ​​range from ultra-rapid, which is updated every 0.1 seconds to extremely slow, which is updated every 10 seconds.

The main interface on the right is divided into two parts, a general administrative part in the upper part, which shows the information of the system in a predetermined form, and a specific part of the process in the lower part.

The administrative part in the upper part enumerates the tabs that lead to pages full of information. The system, for example, provides general information about the operating system, as well as a general description of memory, I/O or CPU activity.

This interface is also divided into tabs, where you can find much information, from the most basic, such as the number and route of image files, hasta identifiers, sockets, hilos, among others.

When you click on any process in the side bar to show a contextual menu, they list the usual options, like terminating or opening the folder, but also options to change the priority or affinity, permissions and other advanced options like “run as user”, reducido el conjunto de trabajo, crear volcado por caida or depurar.

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Neil Barker
Neil Barker
Hi there! I am Neil Barker, a tech enthusiast who believes in the power of open-source software.


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