Great Alternative to Windows Task Manager
The Windows Task Manager has always been an inconvenient and incomplete task manager for advanced users and network administrators. Advanced users need advanced and detailed monitoring and analysis of the processes and services running in Windows. The Power users have always preferred advanced third party task manager which can give them more details about the running system.
Yet Another Process Monitor (YAPM) is an advanced Windows Task Manager alternative with remote functionality. This task manager can completely replace Windows Task Manager in Windows XP, Windows 7 as well as Windows 8. As opposed to Windows Task Manager, YAPM is designed for power users and offers a very resourceful and informative interface.
When Yet Another Process Monitor is installed, you’ll get an option to replace it with the default Windows Task Manager. This option can also be reverted under Preferences if you wish to restore the default task manager.
YAPM interface uses the modern ribbon interface, making it easier for the users to select different options. The first tab in the ribbon is the Tasks tab which displays all the open tasks in Windows. This is equivalent to the default Windows Task Manager window.
To access more advanced option, you can go to the Processes tab. Processes tab gives a very detailed overview of each process running in the system (whether foreground or background). These processes are color coded. The only problem that I had with this view was that the processes were not grouped into a tree. Otherwise this interface gives almost every information needed by a power user.
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