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Pause Windows Task Manager

Posted by Trevor Sullivan on 2009/09/18

I just accidentally came across an interesting trick that I think is nifty. In Windows 7 (and possibly previous versions of Windows), you can press and hold the Control key down, and pause task manager from refreshing.


4 Responses to “Pause Windows Task Manager”

  1. Nathan said



    BTW… I got here after following your “I know I don’t have any readers” comment on your blogspot blog.

    • pcgeek86 said


      Thanks for your comment! 🙂 Glad to know I’ve got a couple followers out there.

      Trevor Sullivan

  2. Chris Sanders said

    This works in XP SP3 as well. Thanks for the tip.

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