Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10  

    Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10

    Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10

    How to Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10
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    24 Feb 2020
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    How to Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10


    Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, users, processes details, and services in Windows 10.

    The update speed in Task Manager is how frequently the data in the Task Manager is automatically updated (refreshed).

    You can select High (.5 second), Normal (1 second), Low (4 seconds), or Pause for your update interval speed.

    If you select Pause, the data does not get updated until you select High , Normal, Low, or you click/tap on View > Refresh now.

    This tutorial will show you how to pause or change the data update speed in Task Manager for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Two: Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager






    OPTION ONE

    Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager using Keyboard Shortcut


    1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Escape) in more details (Alt+D) view.

    2 Press the Alt + V keys to open the "View" menu, press the U key to expand open the "Update speed" menu, and then press either the H key (High) , N key (Normal), L key (Low), or P key (Pause) for what you want.






    OPTION TWO

    Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager


    1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Escape) in more details (Alt+D) view.

    2 Click/tap on the View tab, click/tap on Update speed, and click/tap on High , Normal, Low, or Pause for what you want.

    Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10-task_manager_update_speed.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Curiously, the update speed on my Task Manager (Windows 10 Pro) changed to 5 seconds, and disregards the interval settings entirely. It used to update about once a second, but I shut the machine down last night and today when it powered up, Task Manager is updating at 5 second intervals only.

    Another odd thing is the Up Time is showing the cumulative time from the previous session (14 days) plus the hours it's been running today. Both of my Windows 10 PCs are showing cumulative hours. I thought this counter resets when you reboot. Apparently not.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,770
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Odd. It will be interesting to hear what others are experiencing with the Task Manager update speed.

    Usually, the uptime counter should reset after a reboot.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    I found the cause of the slow update interval: The internet was out over here after a storm for a couple of days. When I stopped tethering off my 4G phone, the interval updates at normal speeds again.

    Curiously though, when I shut down the machines because I was shutting off the generator for the overnight, the next day when I powered up both PCs, the cume time picked up where it left off.
      My Computer

  4. NMI's Avatar
    NMI
    Posts : 468
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909
       #4

    You can select High (.5 second), Normal (2 seconds), Low (4 seconds), or Pause for your update interval speed.
    Normal for me is 1 second.
      My Computer

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,770
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #5

    NMI said:
    Normal for me is 1 second.
    Agreed. It's 1 second for Normal for me as well.
      My Computers


 

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