Widgets for broadcasting games, viewing a list of your friends, taking screenshots, and keeping an eye on your system’s performance, among other things, are available in Windows 10’s Game Bar. You can also install other widgets from the Game Bar widget store, however there aren’t many to select from right now.

The Game Bar’s default widgets aren’t horrible. Users can pin information to the top of the screen using the Performance widget, which displays GPU use and FPS without the use of third-party programs.

How to enable the Game bar task manager on Windows 10

Game bar task manager

Microsoft doesn’t make many modifications or upgrades to the Game Bar, but it doesn’t ignore it completely. A task manager has been added to the Game Bar, which is a new feature.

The task manager is a widget that may be turned on or off. Unlike the conventional Task Manager in Windows 10, this widget displays which apps and services have the greatest influence on your system. The task can then be terminated to free up system resources.

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Enable Game bar task manager

Follow these instructions to enable the Game bar task manager.

  1. Open a game (or any other app).
  2. Tap the Win+G keyboard shortcut to open the Game Bar.
  3. Click the list icon to open the list of widgets.
  4. Enable the Resources widget.

How to enable the Game bar task manager on Windows 10

  1. Wait for the widget to load apps and processes.
  2. Pin the task manager to the top by clicking the pin icon.
  3. To quit an app, click the close/cross button.
  4. Confirm that you want to quit the app/process.

How to enable the Game bar task manager on Windows 10

  1. To get a more detailed view, click Show more.
  2. You will be able to see CPU, GPU, RAM, and Disk usage for each process.
  3. Click the title of a column to sort items by it.

Windows Task Manager vs Game Bar task manager

The Game Bar task manager isn’t intended to be a replacement for the Task Manager in Windows 10. A quick comparison of the two reveals that the Game Bar task manager is simple and has little use other than regulating the demand on system resources when playing a game. Even so, you might find yourself using the Windows 10 Task Manager from time to time.

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The Game Bar task manager, like other Game Bar widgets, may be pinned to the top, making it a convenient and light-weight method to keep a check on your system while you’re playing a game. It will highlight high-impact things, making it easier to locate and terminate resource-intensive operations.