Can TaskMan's red 'Close' button be made to minimize instead?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Milhouse Van Houten, May 14, 2007.

  1. I like to keep TaskMan minimized on the tray for the CPU gauge, but I find
    myself accidentally closing it because I'm so used to red X'g out of it
    after using it for something (examine processes or whatever). Is there some
    trick to make it so that the only way to exit TaskMan is via File/Exit?
     
    Milhouse Van Houten, May 14, 2007
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  2. Hi,
    If you think about functionality like BitTorrent which asks Close or
    Minimize (and allows to remember selected option)... - forget about it.

    Marcin Domaslawski
     
    Marcin Domaslawski, May 14, 2007
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  3. Milhouse Van Houten

    Lucvdv Guest

    No, at least not without some hacking, in which case it might even be
    easier to just write a new tray applet that shows a CPU gauge.

    Or google for one, I'd be surprised if nobody has written it yet ;)
    It took me < 30 seconds to find this, but I don't know if it works on
    Vista:
    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/System_Analysis_Utilities/CpuUsage_System_Service.html
    License: freeware.
     
    Lucvdv, May 14, 2007
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  4. Coincidentally, that's the one that I used to use in XP, but it doesn't work
    in Vista (and isn't likely to be updated for it), so I moved to Taskman.
    Since I run Taskman frequently anyway, I figured it would be good to go with
    it on the tray as well, though if I can't get used to not closing it I'll
    have to find something else.
     
    Milhouse Van Houten, May 14, 2007
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    Mike Matheny Guest

    It happens that Milhouse Van Houten formulated :
    Look for Process Explorer by Systernals - it can be made to minimize to the
    system tray and by default shows a CPU usage graph - plus, it is MUCH more
    capable than standard Task Manager
     
    Mike Matheny, May 14, 2007
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  6. Milhouse, have you tried Options>Hide When Minimized?

    When you minimize Task Manager, it disappears from the taskbar but there's a
    green CPU meter bar in the Notification Area that you can doubleclick to
    restore TM.
     
    Andy Sweet [MSFT], May 15, 2007
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  7. Yes, that works to minimize it to the tray, but I was hoping for some kind
    of hack (like a command-line switch or something) that would prevent me from
    closing TaskMan with the red "X" button, which I'm in the habit of using. If
    I remember to click "Minimize" it'll stay open on the tray, but I don't
    always do.
     
    Milhouse Van Houten, May 15, 2007
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