Microsoft redesigns Windows 11 Task Manager and adds Dark Mode

Microsoft comes announcement Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 for the Dev channel, and it comes with a massive list of changes. One of them caught our attention is the significant improvements made to the task manager.

The most obvious change you’ll notice about Task Manager is that it matches the overall design of Windows 11. Microsoft has made it seamlessly integrated rather than sitting like a sore thumb every time you launch it. .

Microsoft described the changes to Task Manager in a blog post, saying, “We’ve updated the design of Task Manager to match the new design principles of Windows 11. This includes a new bar hamburger-style navigation and a new settings page. A new command bar on each page provides access to common actions. We’re also excited to bring a dark theme to Task Manager and will automatically match the system-wide theme configured in the Settings app.

Now, if you use dark mode on Windows 11, you will no longer see a bright Task Manager window open, which is a significant change.

Windows 11 Task Manager Dark Mode

Microsoft started testing an Eco mode in Task Manager, and now it’s bringing that mode back to Efficiency mode. You can use it to throttle an app that is currently sucking up too many resources. It’s a little limited in that you can only apply Efficiency mode to a single process and not the entire group process, but it’s still a great new feature.

There are many other new features in this version of Windows 11, and the Microsoft blog post break them all down. This release comes right after Microsoft rolled out a massive update to the final version of Windows 11, so it’s clear the company is busy improving its operating system.

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