How to Watch Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

Windows 10 has a dedicated Task Manager that is as old as the operating system itself. What if I told you that Microsoft just added a new Task Manager to manage background tasks while gaming on PC? Yes, you read it right. Now you can watch tasks while playing games in Windows 10 and you don’t have to leave your game window. Directly on the game screen, you can monitor and even turn off resource-consuming tasks that prevent you from playing games. So, if you want to put a simple task manager on the game screen, follow this guide.

Watching Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

Before you begin, make sure you have the latest update. Windows 10 October 2020 build. The feature that we will discuss here was added to the Xbox Game Bar with the Windows 10 20H2 update.

1. First of all, Win + G Keyboard shortcut to open Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10.

2. Here, “Widget Menu” and select “Sources”.

Watching Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

3. Now, a The Resources window will appear on your screen. On first run, it may take some time to show all tasks.

Watching Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

4. Here you can monitor all tasks in Windows 10. While playing, if the effect is high for certain tasks then you can simply: Click the “X” button to close said task. You can also click “Show More” to see more details.

How to Watch Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

5. The best part of this feature is, pin widget to screen. Basically, you won’t have to press Alt+Tab to control background processes while gaming. Simply click on the “Pin” icon and it will sit on your screen while playing games giving you access to background tasks.

How to Watch Tasks in Windows 10 While Playing Games

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This is how you can monitor tasks while playing games on Windows 10. I love the fact that Microsoft is constantly adding new widgets and improving Xbox Game Bar on PC. It helps improve performance while gaming as it is a first party solution. If you want more widgets in Xbox Game Bar, you can find them in the Microsoft Store. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you’re having any issues, comment below and let us know.

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