Microsoft Announces a New Task Manager Feature in Windows 10 20H1

Microsoft’s most recent preview build for Windows insiders within the Fast ring includes improvements for the Task Manager, that has slowly but surely become among the essential features for additional and more Windows 10 users.

Windows 10 build 18898, which is a preview from the Windows 10 update projected to launch early in the year of 2020, is part of the 20H1 preview branch and could be downloaded right now from Windows Update included in the Insider program.

The biggest alternation in this build is the inclusion of disk type in the Task Manager Performance tab, as Windows 10 can now distinguish HDDs from SSDs and other disk types.

“A small, but perhaps convenient change – you’ll certainly be capable of seeing the disk type (e.g. SSD) for each disk listed in Task Manager’s performance tab. Many of the helpful in cases where you’ve multiple disks listed, so that you can differentiate between them,” Dona Sarkar, head from the Windows Insider program, said within the release notes of this new build.

“Other fixes in this build”

This is actually the only new feature in this build, but Microsoft has also fixed other bugs, including an issue causing explorer.exe to crash due to what the company says would be a trouble with pcshell.dll. Unsurprisingly, there are additional improvements for Japanese users too.

“We fixed an issue where updated Japanese IME settings would be never used in certain desktop bridge apps, which could lead to prediction candidates being trained even after they’d been disabled in the IME settings. For those who’ve recently been influenced by this, you’ll need to reset the app Settings > Apps > > Advanced Options > Reset before you see the results of this fix,” Microsoft says.

The entire changelog is baked into this area after the jump, and you can install this build from Windows Update right now if you’re part of the Fast ring.

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