How to Change the Task Manager Default Start Page on Windows 11

Of all the tools and features available on Windows 11 OS, Task Manager is one of the most crucial tools that come in handy to track the performance and resources of your desktop. It proves useful, especially when our computer begins to behave sluggishly (something that happens now and then). Besides this, Task Manager provides real-time information on running applications, processes, and services. It also makes monitoring network activity and memory information on your PC easy.

Everyone who has ever used Task Manager knows that the default startup page of Task Manager is the Processes tab and page. However, people frequently switch between tabs for various reasons. If you do the same, it will make sense to change the Task Manager default start page for seamless operations. 

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Is it possible to modify the Task Manager’s default start page on Windows 11?

Yes, it is possible! You can change the Task Manager default startup page on Windows 11. There are three ways to do it, and all of them are simple and fast. We will walk you through step-by-step instructions to change Windows 11’s Default Start Page on Task Manager. 

  • Change the Task Manager Default Start Page of the Legacy Task Manager
  • Change the Task Manager Default Start Page of the old Task Manager
  • Use the Registry Editor to Change the Task Manager’s Default Startup Tab

To learn the process of changing the Start Page in Windows 11 Task Manager, this is what you need to do: 

How to Change the Task Manager Default Start Page of the Legacy Task Manager?

To change the default startup page, follow these steps in the order they are mentioned.

Step 1– Open Start menu on your Windows 11 PC. 

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 2: In the search box, type Task Manager and hit the Enter button. 

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page on Windows 11

Step 3: On the next screen, you will find Settings in the bottom-left corner. Click on the same!

Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 4: Under the Default Start Page header, you will see all the tabs of the Task Manager. Choose the one you want to change and set it as your Default Task Manager Page.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page on Windows 11

There you go. You change the Task Manager default start page on Windows 11. You may now shut down the Task Manager, and your selected Tab will automatically open your preferred way when you launch the Task Manager.

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How To Change the Task Manager Default Start Page of the old Task Manager?

If you are functioning on the old Task Manager and haven’t updated it, the steps to change the default page will differ from the previous one. If it is old, then follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open Start.

Step 2: Type Task Manager in the Search Bar and hit enter. It will open Task Manager, which can be launched by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc together.

Step 3: On the next screen, click on the Options right next to File.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 4: After clicking on Options, find Set Default Tab. It will give you all Task Manager Tabs to choose from. Choose the tab you want to set as default and close the window.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page

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How to Use the Registry Editor to Change the Task Manager’s Default Startup Tab?

Follow these instructions to use Registry Editor to alter the Task Manager’s default starting Tab:-

Step 1: First, open Start. In the search box, type regedit and hit enter. It will launch a Registry Editor.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 2: Next, go to or locate the key shown below on the Registry Editor’s left side. On the following page, choose HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, and TaskManager. Follow the same order as given.

Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 3: Use the right-click menu to choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the Task Manager subfolder.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page on Windows 11

Step 4: Give the newly formed REG_DWORD the name Startup Tab.

Change the Task Manager Default Start Page

Step 5: Now, right-click the Startup Tab REG_DWORD and choose “Set Value Data,” then enter the values listed below:

  • 0 = Processes
  • 1 = Performance
  • 2 = App history
  • 3 = Startup
  • 4= Users
  • 5 = Details
  • 6 = Services

Step 6: Click the OK button and restart your computer to implement the modifications. 

Conclusion

After reviewing this article, you must know what you need to complete the task. You can follow the appropriate approach to modify the default start page based on the old-style Task Manager or the new one. 

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