How to Change Default Startup Tab of Task Manager on Windows 11?

Windows 11 Task Manager is a powerful tool that gives much information, such as performance and resource details about running services and applications. If you open Task Manager on your PC, it opens by default at the Processes tab. If you need to change it, it is possible on Windows 11. For example, you constantly need different than the Processes tab.

In this risewindows article, we will show you on changing the default tab on the startup of Task Manager.

How to Change Default Startup Tab on Windows 11 Task Manager?

Do these steps to alter the default startup tab on Windows 11 Task Manager:-

Step 1. open Task Manager.

You can use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut to quickly open the Task Manager.

Step 2. Select the Settings at the bottom when the Task Manager window appears on your computer.

Step 3. At last, pick the drop-down menu Default Start Page and select one of the following options:-

  • Processes.
  • Performance.
  • App history.
  • Startup apps.
  • Users.
  • Details.
  • Services.

That’s it. You can now close the Task Manager window. All the alterations will be stored automatically.

Next time you open the Task Manager using any method, by default, it will open at your chosen Tab.

If you are not running Windows 11 22H2, you can obtain an older Task Manager on your PC. So do these steps:-

Step 1. Open the Task Manager using Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut or any other method.

Step 2. Select the More details button at the bottom if it appears with fewer details.

Step 3. Select the Options menu and pick the Set default tab.

Step 4. Adopt the new startup tab for Task Manager. You can choose any of the following:-

  • Processes.
  • Performance.
  • App history.
  • Startup.
  • Users.
  • Details.
  • Services.

That’s it. Now, you can close the Task Manager. The next time you open the Task Manager on your PC, it will open your chosen Tab by default.

How to Change Default Startup Tab of Task Manager Through Registry Editor on Windows 11?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to change the default startup tab of Task Manager using Registry Editor on Windows 11:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that, go to the following key from the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-


Registry-Editor-TaskManager-1024x796Step 3. Then, right-click on the TaskManager folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

New-DWORD-on-Registry-Editor-1024x796Step 4. Next, name the newly created REG_DWORD as StartUpTab.

Registry-Editor-StartUpTab-1024x796Step 5. Now, double-click on the StartUpTab REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0 = Processes
  • 1 = Performance
  • 2 = App history
  • 3 = Startup
  • 4 = Users
  • 5 = Details
  • 6 = Services

Step 6. Further, click on the OK button.

Step 7. Lastly, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Thank you, friends!! Keep reading, learning, and growing.

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