New Task Manager UI and Notifications coming to Windows 10

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Those that are part of the Windows Insider program are always lucky, or unlucky when it comes to testing out the latest features that Microsoft is bringing to Windows 10.

One good example is this latest update where Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 feature update test build, and the Fast Ring Insiders are the ones that get to test it

As the first Fast Ring update to be launched in 2020, the new Windows 10 build 19541, includes a couple of minor new options for Task Manager and Notifications, along with a number of fixes and updates.

What is this Task Manager update all about?

windows 10 task manager process architecture tab

Microsoft added a new option in the Details tab in Task Manager that will show users the architecture of each process, just as we reported back in December. This allows the user to see the architecture of process such as x86, x64 or Arm32. Similar functionality was already present in the Details tab, but it’s limited to 64-bit and 32-bit.

This was announced back in 2019 when,  according to a post on social media, the Windows 10 Task Manager would be enriched with a new tab.

taskmgr will have an ‘Architecture’ column to display the architecture of process, like x86/x64/Arm32

As for the notification updates from Build 19541, Microsoft is adding an icon to let users know when an app is using their location, and it will show up in your notification area.

Additionally, Bing Instant Answers and Timers are now back online, so users that frequently use Cortana can rejoice.

However, keep in mind that Microsoft changed the way they release updates to the Fast Ring. New features that appear here are no longer guaranteed to make it to live.

Microsoft’s next feature update for Windows 10, is scheduled to release somewhere later this spring. Users are eager to know what other new features it will bring.

Do you think that these updates are an improvement for Windows 10? Let us know in the comment section below.