Windows 7 - task manager - only shows services

Asked By baldrick on 09-Aug-08 04:23 AM
Something annoying is happening with my task manager.

When I open it, a window appears that has no frame and no 'close'
buttons. It just lists all the services and their status and has a
single button that says 'services' and the services window when you
press it.

I cannot close this 'task manager!' and the window stays on top all
the time, so it is a pain as I cannot see what I want to see. The only
way to get rid of it is to reeboot.

What is going on??




Brink replied on 08-Aug-08 05:13 AM
Hello Baldrick,

It sounds like your Task Manager is in small footprint mode. This
tutorial will show you how to go back to normal mode.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/114377-task-manager-small-footprint-mode.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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baldrick replied on 09-Aug-08 04:23 AM
Thanks - but whos dumb idea was it to put that in?
Rick Rogers replied on 08-Aug-08 06:38 AM
Hi,

Double click the border to get back to normal mode. You are in the tiny
footprint mode.

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Brink replied on 08-Aug-08 03:52 PM
Baldrick,

Good question. I do not see much need for that option either.


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Ken Blake, MVP replied on 08-Aug-08 04:22 PM
On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 14:52:25 -0500, Brink <guest@unknown-email.com>




Ostensibly, its purpose is to have it use less screen real estate if
you want to have it open for an extended period. But the difference in
how much it uses is small, and it turns out that its main purpose ends
up just being to confuse people. I think we'd be better off without
it, too.



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