How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10?

What is Task Manager?

The Task Manager is an operating system. It allows you to view all tasks and the computer’s overall performance. Using the Task Manager, you can view how much memory a program uses, stop a frozen program, and view available system resources.

In Windows 10, you can set a default Task Manager tab whenever users open task manager; it will directly navigate to the default tab; later, you can switch to different tabs if you wish. If you want to add another tab in the default setting, you can do it in windows 10.

The article will guide you in setting the Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10.

There are at least two ways in Windows 10 to set the default tab for the Task Manager; these are the following:-

  1. Set Default Tab for Task Manager on Windows 10 via Task Manager.
  2. Set Default Tab for Task Manager on Windows 10 using Registry Editor.

How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager on Windows 10 via Task Manager?

Step 1. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys from the keyboard.

Alternatively, right-click on the free area of the Windows 10 Taskbar and select the Task Manager option.

Step 2. Once you open the Task Manager window by any means, click on the Options > Set default tab and then select the default tab of your choice.

For example, we have set the default tab to Startup. When I open Task Manager by any method, Task Manager will always open at the Startup tab.

Try on your computer or laptop and tell us your default tab on Windows 10 PC.

How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager on Windows 10 using Registry Editor?

If you prefer to use Registry Editor to set the default tab for Task Manager on Windows 10, perform the following suggested steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Startbutton/menu of Windows 10 and type Registry Editor.

Step 2. Click on the top entry Registry Editor to open it from the available search results.

Step 3. A Registry Editor window opens.

Step 4. Navigate to the following registry path in the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager
Step 5. In the right-side pane of TaskManager, double-click on the StartUpTab DWORD (32-bit) Value to edit it. Change the Value data and click OK to save the changes.

You can replace its value with one of the following values:-

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

Step 6. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Now, try to open the Task Manager; it will open in the preferred tab you have set up in the above steps.

That’s it.

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