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Task Manager File Menu & Tabs Missing

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 by | Filed Under: Windows Explorer
 
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Ray from SLC, UT writes:

I don’t know why, but my Windows Task Manager doesn’t have the normal Address Bar up top, not the Menu bar of File/Options/View/Help and none of the tabs of Processes/Services/Performance/Networking/Users either. I am running Windows 7, and no matter how I bring up the Task Manager, it just show the applications that I have running, under Task and Status, and I can End Task/Switch To/New Task, but that’s about it. I have the same problem with my Windows 7 laptop as well. I hope you can help me bring back the full functionality of the Task Manager.

Answer:

It sounds to me like the task manager looks like the picture below. If so, the fix is a really simple one.

 

 

If you double-click with the left mouse button in the white area next to the End Task button, the menu bar and tabs will reappear. If you double-click again the menu bar and tabs will disappear again.

-Tim

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5 Responses to “Task Manager File Menu & Tabs Missing”

  1. Sheila Dukelsky says:

    I had the same problem! Thanks!

  2. Doug says:

    Great tip. I appreciate the tips from worldstart

  3. Mark says:

    these as “grief savers”. Thank Wordstart team!

  4. Greg says:

    good to know I’ve had to use the task manager quite often to end some tasks lately due to unknown freeze up’s. The last thing I need now is for task manager to screw up. Thanks for the tip.

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