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By TMan12 ·
Have a Win XP Home Edition box that does not show all of the options for the "Task Manager".
The window frame which usualy contains the minimize, maximize, and close buttone in the upper right corner, is missing. I get a a window displaying only running applications. There are no tabs to enter into processes either. Just reinstalled a different virus package and scanned the pc. All checks out fine. Any suggestions?

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by iainsheppard In reply to Task Manager

Try double clicking on the grey part of the window

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by TMan12 In reply to Task Manager

Nothing happens. I have tried to click where the minimize and maximize buttons would be to see it they work. Nothing. You can see running applications and even end the process, but cannot get to any other options or close the window unless you rightclick on the icon in the Systray and select close.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Task Manager

does this happen when you logon using the admin account?

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by TMan12 In reply to Task Manager

Its XP Home set for a single user. I have even removed everything from startup with the same results.

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by BorgInva In reply to Task Manager

Try this, it is from the latest isue of PC Magazine:

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In Windows XP Professional, my Task Manager has lost the top of the program window. The Applications, Processes, Performance, and Networking tabs are gone, as is the menu. All I can see is the subwindow for the applications. To close the task manager, I must click on it and press Alt-F4. What is wrong, and how can I fix it?

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You are seeing Task Manager's tiny-footprint mode. Available in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and XP, thismode is invoked by double-clicking in the border around the tabs, and it's quite easy to trigger accidentally. The window can be especially odd-looking if the Performance tab is the only one visible, as the figure shows. To bring back the full Task Manager display, simply double-click in the border again. Now that you know how to turn it on and off, you may find occasions where tiny-footprint mode is useful.

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by TMan12 In reply to Task Manager

That was it. Thank you for the tip..

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