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Chapter 2. Working in Windows NT 4.0 > Working with Task Manager

Working with Task Manager

To help you manage multiple applications you may have running, Windows NT provides you with the Task Manager. These applications might be software you have acquired, such as Microsoft Excel; or Windows NT applications, such as the Control Panel. The Task Manager gives you control over all of the applications running, making it easy for you to close themdown, minimize them, switch between them, arrange them on the screen, or simply to see all of them listed in one location. The Task Manager also shows information about different processes running on your computer. Windows NT always is running a number of different processes at one time, and it is likely that an application you're running has generated a few processes. Seeing what processes are running is helpful because it can show you what processes still might be running, even after the application associated with this process has been shut down. You can also learn how Windows NT works by viewing the different processes it maintains to keep the operating system working (see Figure 2.28).

There are two ways to make the Task Manager appear:


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