Windows Vista's Task Manager: The harder-to-detect changes

The new column header features make it easy to sort the list on Applications tab

Applications tab

When you access the Applications tab, you'll discover that it operates exactly the same in Windows Vista as it does in Windows XP. It allows you to determine the status of a task as well as end, switch, or create a new task.

However, you'll notice the new functionality in the column headers, which you'll find throughout Windows Vista. Now when you click a particular column header to sort the list, you'll see a small arrow in the column header that not only alerts you to which column header has the current sort, but also lets you know if the sort is ascending or descending -- if the arrow points up is the sort is ascending and if it points down, the sort is descending.

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.