For an OS that often has you running back to task manager to kill rouge processes (I kid, I kid — maybe), it’s rather surprising to see the task/process manager within Windows hasn’t changed in over a decade. But that all changes with Windows 8 according to new leaks via WinRumors.
The new task manager in Windows 8 introduces a new “Advanced Task Manager” UI that delivers more information to the user while also looking a bit more modern (and dare we say nice to look at) design that makes use of a color-coded system. The various colors represent varying levels of strain on your system. Overall, it looks nice.
One other nice touch coming to Windows 8 in regards to system monitor is the way in which users can kill programs and processes. Instead of having to right click and kill process/kill process tree, a simple red “x” is now displayed alongside processes allowing one-click killing. Nifty.
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