Windows 10: How To Select The 'Details' Tab Initially In Task Manager


  1. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Sep 2016 #1

    How To Select The 'Details' Tab Initially In Task Manager


    Hello, so the topic title is pretty much self explanatory. When I open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), it opens to the Processes tab initially. The thing is that I don't use this tab at all; I click on the Details tab, since I'm more familiar with that. I would like to automatically open the Details tab every time I open the Task Manager. How can I do that? Also, rearranging those tabs would be perfect, if possible!


    Thanks
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  2.    25 Sep 2016 #2

    pepanee said: View Post
    Hello, so the topic title is pretty much self explanatory. When I open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), it opens to the Processes tab initially. The thing is that I don't use this tab at all; I click on the Details tab, since I'm more familiar with that. I would like to automatically open the Details tab every time I open the Task Manager. How can I do that? Also, rearranging those tabs would be perfect, if possible!


    Thanks
    I know that taskmgr /0 /startup in a Run box or as a shortcut will open Task Manager to Startup tab, maybe there's an iteration of that for the Details tab but I haven't found it!
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  3. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       25 Sep 2016 #3

    Okay thanks for that reply.

    I want to keep it simple though. I don't want some command that diverts away from pressing CTRL+Shift+ESC for the Task Manager; Whenever I press CTRL+Shift+ESC, I want to see the Details tab initially.
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  4. Posts : 3,261
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       25 Sep 2016 #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    I would like to automatically open the Details tab every time I open the Task Manager. How can I do that? Also, rearranging those tabs would be perfect, if possible!
    You should use a better task manager, not only it opens as you want, but you can customize it as much as you want.

    Process Hacker or Process Explorer
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  5. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       25 Sep 2016 #5

    Cool, I'll keep those in mind. I've tried them both, but this would take a lot of time to try to adjust to. They're more in depth which is nice. I'll keep messing around with Process Hacker (I have it to start up instead of Task Manager with CTRL+Shift+ESC). I'll try it for the next few weeks or whatnot, but still, if anyone knows how to set the Details tab to show first, please tell me about it! =)
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  6.    14 Aug 2017 #6

    [How To] Automatically Open Windows Task Manager to the Details Tab


    The Windows Task Manager 'Details' Tab can be initially opened automatically, and easily, with this simple AutoHotkey script that I wrote (.ahk code + compiled executable files attached).
    Note that this ahk script/exe must be 'Run as Administrator'
    Code:
    Run Taskmgr.exe
    WinWait ahk_class TaskManagerWindow
    ControlClick SysTabControl321, ahk_class TaskManagerWindow
    Task Manager (Details).zip
    Enjoy! -JT
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  7. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2017 #7

    Hi thanks for the reply. I noticed I got a notification from the Eight forums too with your message. I appreciate that you took the effort in writing that file.

    As a matter of fact though, over time, I got used to just manually clicking on the Details tab. But also one thing is that I want to have the Details tab open up after I press Control+Shift+Esc
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  8.    14 Aug 2017 #8

    Tried it ... but it doesn't work for me.
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  9.    14 Aug 2017 #9

    Humm... I forgot to mention that above script was tested only on Windows 10 Creators Update, and Anniversary Update, 64-bit... (and must be run as admin...) You would have to recompile the script to run on 32-bit Windows 10. Also, I noticed on my slower laptop computer, I needed to add an extra line of code 'Sleep 100' after the WinWait command (to compensate for a slight delay in drawing the window) :) Hope this helps! -JT
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