General Change Default Start Page for Task Manager in Windows 11


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Task Manager can be used to view and manage your processes, performance statistics, app history, startup apps, users, process details, and services in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft has updated the design of Task Manager to match the new Windows 11 design principles. This includes a new hamburger style navigation bar and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page gives access to common actions. The dark theme has now been brought to Task manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

You can press the Ctrl + Page Up and Ctrl + Page Down keys to navigate through pages in Task Manager.

You can select to have Task Manager always open to the Processes, Performance, App history, Startup apps, Users, Details, or Services page by default.

This tutorial will show yo how to change the default start page for Task Manager for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Default Start Page for Task Manager in Task Manager
  • Option Two: Change Default Start Page for Task Manager using REG file


EXAMPLE: Processes default start page for Task Manager

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Option One

Change Default Start Page for Task Manager in Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on Settings in the left pane of Task Manager. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Processes (default), Performance, App history, Startup apps, Users, Details, or Services in the Default Start Page drop menu.

4 You can now close Task Manager if you like.

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Option Two

Change Default Start Page for Task Manager using REG file


1 Do step 2 (Processes), step 3 (Performance), step 4 (App history), step 5 (Startup apps), step 6 (Users), step 7 (Details), or step 8 (Services) below for the default start page you want for Task Manager.

2 Set Processes as Default Start Page for Task Manager

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Processes_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000000

3 Set Performance as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Performance_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000001

4 Set App history as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

App-history_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000002

5 Set Startup apps as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Startup-apps_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000003

6 Set Users as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Users_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000004

7 Set Details as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Details_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000005

8 Set Services as Default Start Page for Task Manager

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.​

Services_default_start_page_for_Task_Manager.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"StartUpTab"=dword:00000006

9 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

10 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

11 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

12 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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