How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10

Learn How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10. Set Task Manager provides information about computer performance and running software, including the name of running processes, CPU load, commit charge, I/O details, logged-in users, and Windows services. Let’s learn how Task Manager can be used to set process priorities, processor affinity, start and stop services, and forcibly terminate processes.

With Windows 10, Version 1903 Task Manager can set a default Task Manager tab whenever users open task manager; it will directly navigate to the default tab later you can switch between tabs. This post will guide you on setting the default Task Manager tab you prefer for your account in Windows 10.

Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10

  • Open Task Manager.

Note – You will start the task manager, the Processes tab open by default.

How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
  • Click on Options > Set default tab and then select the default tab of your choice.
How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
  • Close Task Manager. The next time you open Task Manager, it will open with that tab which you had setup.

Set Default Tab for Task Manager Using Registry

  • Click Start, type regedit. Then, select Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to following registry path –
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager
  • In the right pane of TaskManager, locate the key StartUpTab. Double click on key to edit it. Now type preferred Value data and to save changes, click OK.

Important – We recommend you create a backup before editing the registry.

How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
  • Modify the DWORD value set its value to one of the following values mentioned:
Value DataStartUp Tab
0Processes (Default Setting)
1Performance
2App history
3Startup
4Users
5Details
6Services
How to Set Default Tab For Task Manager in Windows 10
  • Close Task Manager. The next time you open Task Manager, it will open with that tab which you had setup.

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