Windows 10 currently includes a section in Settings called Apps and Features, including a list of the installed apps and the size of each installed app or program. However, it does not offer as much information about each open program or process as the Task Manager.
Windows 10 already has an alternative to Task Manager
That will change in the next version of Windows 10, as the company appears to be working on a new application manager implemented within Configuration to have more control over the processes that are running at all times.
Thus, in the latest Windows 10 builds of the Insider program, this new alternative task manager has been included, integrated into the new Windows 10 interface. In the images we can see that two tabs are displayed: “All” and “Running”. In the first we can see what is installed on the computer, while in the second we can see everything that is active at that moment.
In that second section we can force the closing of applications, in addition to knowing what percentage of CPU it is using, what network traffic it is generating, and how much RAM it is consuming. We can also uninstall the application directly from that menu.
As we see, the new “Application Manager”Is still a bit green, but Microsoft will undoubtedly add new features to make it more complete. It currently has a function that the current Task Manager does not have, and that is that it can show us notifications when an application is using too much memory to close it and prevent it from slowing down our computer. Thus, it seems that Microsoft is willing to replace the current Task Manager with one that is natively integrated into the operating system. We’ll see if it works just as well.
Goodbye to updating drivers with the device manager
In exchange for adding this function, in the latest builds it is seen that we are going to lose the possibility of updating drivers through the Device administrator. Currently, when we right click on a device, we can click Update driver, and go to the option Search for updated driver software automatically. We can also update it manually.
However, this option has disappeared since Windows 10 2004 (Build 19041.423). Now the section of “Search for drivers automatically”, Which will only install the driver that we have previously downloaded to the computer’s hard drive. Furthermore, access to the Internet is expressly blocked for this process so that the driver used is locally on the PC.
Thus, in the case of wanting to download a driver through the Internet to update it, the only option to do so will be through Windows Update. In this section, the drivers have the name of the manufacturer, and the version of Windows 10 with which they are compatible. Thanks to this, outdated drivers are not installed that can generate conflicts, and it is Windows 10 who can decide when to update them. In turn, it is one more step to kill this function and integrate it in Settings.