Activity Supervisor is likely one of the most used apps on Home windows and it has all the time offered a strong approach to handle system assets, together with working processes, system recordsdata and startup applications. Home windows 11 model 22H2 (2022 Replace) has revamped the Activity Supervisor with a brand new look constructed round Fluent Design.
The brand new Activity Supervisor contains choices to higher align it with different apps similar to Microsoft Workplace, Paint, Outlook, and extra. Whereas Activity Supervisor itself has been redesigned, the best way you should utilize it has not modified. You’ll be able to nonetheless click on on the Processes tab to handle the working processes and extra.
On the identical time, the function growth of the Activity Supervisor has been excruciatingly gradual. As an illustration, the device doesn’t also have a search bar. Nonetheless, the most recent preview construct has confirmed that one other primary function ‘search bar’ that individuals naturally count on in an app like Activity Supervisor is lastly coming with the subsequent replace.
In the intervening time, there isn’t a search performance in Activity Supervisor. The one approach to discover a specific is to scroll by the lengthy listing of working processes or hit the important thing representing the primary letter of the app in your keyboard, usually making it tough for customers to rapidly discover and kill a working course of.
Many customers would depend on extra highly effective options like Processes Explorer to discover a specific course of and kill it with out having to make use of Activity Supervisor.
Fortunately, Microsoft’s silliness can now come to an finish.
Microsoft is testing a search bar on the high space/bar of the Activity Supervisor. This function is hidden within the newest Dev builds of Home windows 11.
As you may see within the above screenshot, you may sort in key phrases like File Explorer and it reveals outcomes that match your search question. Nonetheless, Activity Supervisor’s search bar gained’t work in case you don’t sort the precise course of title or ID.
This may possible get higher within the coming weeks because the search bar clearly says yow will discover processes by simply typing the title. It goes with out saying that the addition of a search function helps shut a few of the gaps between Activity Supervisor, Processes Explorer and different third-party instruments, no less than.
Home windows Newest understands that the function will probably be backported to Home windows 11 model 22H2 within the coming weeks/months.
Search bar integration doesn’t warrant a full-feature replace and it may be simply enabled by way of a month-to-month replace, in line with sources acquainted with Home windows growth.
Along with Activity Supervisor enhancements, Microsoft can also be engaged on a “Second 2” replace for Home windows 11 22H2 with a tablet-friendly taskbar and extra.