Windows 10: Task Manager hidden when game freezes

  1.    14 Nov 2015 #1

    Task Manager hidden when game freezes

    I think this is just a messup on the programmers part of Windows 10. I say this because I used Windows 7 and 8 since well... they came out and ALWAYS when I brought up the Task manager it would override the program I was currently in and show its window on top.

    I was playing Fallout 4 and the game froze. I hit control+alt+delete to bring up the Task Manager and it was hidden behind the Fallout 4 overlay. I could access the windows sidebar and see it was up, the computer did not crash, just the game except I still had to hard-reset the computer because the Task Manager did not override FO4.

    Any other way to force it to show itself or is this just something the Windows 10 devs forgot to implement like they did in 7 and 8?
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       14 Nov 2015 #2

    Do you have "Always on top" checked?

    Task Manager Always on Top - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. You's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       14 Nov 2015 #3

    I have a similar problem. If a fullscreen app or game crashes, I can press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and the Task Manager will not show up (with always on top enabled), and pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing so I can't log out or restart. However, if I press the power button on my computer which I've configured to shut down Windows, it will appear right before the computer shuts down (presumably because the full screen game shuts down first).
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #4

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    That works, thank you Tairiku! Before it was by default always popping up on top layer when first opened or switch to. Now it seems they changed that feature.
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