Update Windows 10 Task Manager now lets you throttle resource-hungry apps

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Microsoft has added a new experimental 'Eco mode' feature to the Windows 10 Task Manager in the latest Preview build available for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364, users will see a new option added to the process context menus in the Task Manager, which allows them to throttle process resources to release memory and CPU cycles for other tasks.

The new feature will also allow users to easily see what apps are running in Eco mode, with each of them being tagged as such in the Process list Status column.

"This feature is helpful when you notice an app consuming high resources and would like to limit its consumption so that the system gives priority to other apps which will lead to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency," Senior Program Manager Brandon LeBlanc explained.

"This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability."

As LeBlanc added, the feature will be gradually rolled out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel once Microsoft works out all reported kinks.
 

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More info and especially about Edge integration:
Task Manager and Microsoft Edge integration
Windows 10 Sun Valley update will also add support for new Microsoft Edge processes in Task Manager.
After the update, you can monitor the resource consumption of Microsoft Edge.
For example, users can now identify resources usage by browser processors, such as extensions, GPU, Tabs, etc.
Task Manager will also organize Edge processes under predefined categories. For example, plugins and extensions processes will appear under “Utility: Network Service”. Likewise, some JavaScripts will appear under subframes, followed by the subframe’s URL.
All running websites, PWA workers and services workers will be listed as well.
 
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