Microsoft will release Win11 22H2 in the second half of this year, and the new system will come with a new task manager.
The task manager is based on the current task manager, and in a recent webcast, Microsoft analyzed the design and functionality of the new task manager and explained why it abandoned the tab-based interface and the use of hamburger menus.
Microsoft explained,The reason for using the Hamburg menu is to expect the task manager to follow the modern UI framework and the design principles of Win11.In the new system, many of the interfaces are concise, and Microsoft wants Task Manager to do the same.
The new Task Manager uses the Hamburger menu to simplify the interface switching steps and align the functional area with the appearance and operation logic of Win11. After clicking on the hamburger menu, you can flip through different function pages, or use the shortcut key "Ctrl+Tab" to achieve this, and the new design is very keyboard-friendly.
Microsoft hopes thatUsers can use the most commonly used commands to take advantage of the empty space at the top of the application.
In the new Task Manager, the original top tab section now contains the common operations required by the Task Manager.People can create new tasks or run tasks without having to open additional menus, and the commands at the top are already showing the relevant options.
Another obvious change to the new version of Task Manager is the new settings page, which can be used to switch between dark/light modes, as well as the default landing page.
In terms of icons, Microsoft decided to replace the abort icon with a pause icon to reduce confusion.
Task Manager improves UI responsiveness and adds a new feature called "Efficiency Mode" that reduces CPU usage for specific processes.
Microsoft says that when using Windows, it is common to see specific processes or applications that use a lot of resources (CPUs). In the past, there was always only one option, and that was to terminate it through task manager; now, you can use the efficiency mode, which not only can throttle CPU resources, but also improve UI responsiveness.
It is understood that the new task manager can only take advantage of the efficiency mode to reduce resource consumption in CPU-intensive processes, but Microsoft is also exploring the mode's support for memory and network-intensive processes, which may be implemented in future releases.