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Show CPU Meter in system tray at all times
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Rating:
Show CPU Meter in system tray at all times

1. Do a search for taskmgr.exe
2. Right click and select Send To - Desktop (Create Shortcut)
3. On the taskmgr shortcut that is on the desktop right click and select Properties - Change the Run Command to - minimized.
4. Rename the shortcut to "Task Manager" or "CPU Meter" and right click and cut the Shortcut.
5. Paste the shortcut into the startup folder by right click on the start menu - Select All Users - Programmes - StartUp.

You should see the Meter in the system tray. If not then:

6. In the Windows Task Manager window select Options - and tick "Minimize On Use" and "Hide When Minimized".
7. Then minimize the Task Manager

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    found what i wanted immediatelly and i think it is a good solution
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very direct instruction. Clear and easy to follow
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I like this tip. Thanks, henock
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice work
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    does what it says
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Uses a feature of XP without loading a 3rd party program. Easy to setup, and can see system usage with a double click. Handy!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not enough infomation
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great solution! good thing this was on the first google results, for my 3rd party search after "cpu meter".
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't put a CPU meter on the bar. It puts a shortcut for a multi purpose application on the bar. Any idiot can to the same thing with an ordinary shortcut.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    gooodddddddddddddddd
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    simple quick easy
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    taskmgr.exe missing from system tray :( i can't resolve it!
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This was a good way! Really good!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks. really useful without all these 3rd party rubbish
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very easy to follow
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    perfect!
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Crystal clear and does just what it says. Excellent tip!
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very easy to follow
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Nice Utilization of existing windows component than downloading separate cpu meters, thanx a lot
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Nice tip for newbies. Just remember that the Task Manager application itself can affect the CPU utilization, thus not revealing a true picture of the CPU utilization.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because I needed to find the CPU monitor and this found it for me.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ok
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i whas looking for a program just like that but this is even better =]
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy to follow and worked like a charm.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    #1 could be reworded: Search your computer for taskmgr.exe [my first instinct was to search Google]. #5: that right-click trick didn't work for me. Instead, Windows Explorer -> C: -> Documents and Settings -> user -> Start Menu -> Programs -> Startup
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    gooooooooood
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    If you want it to start automatically drag/copoy it into the startmenu fold4er called "startup". :d
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bad
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I've been trying to do thid for years! thanks!
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works on Win 7 too! Glad to not need any third party software just to see system resources! Good tip
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    well done explained in stupid man's english!cheer's and thankyou!!
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its nice
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Spot on mate. Cheers for the help.
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Only clear and precise answer I found surfing thru internet
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent and very good. Thanks
     
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