Process pane

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The main pane at the left of the main window of TaskInfo shows a list of all processes that are currently running in the system. Show sample

Note that not only real processes are listed here; some working threads are not owned by any real process and correspond to pseudo processes.

images\candle.gif Tip: You can expand a sub list of process’ threads by selecting name of desired process (click on it) and pressing ‘Enter’ key on keyboard or by double-clicking at ‘plus’ (+) character at the left of process’ name. Show sample

Each column of this pane shows the following information about a process or a thread:


Win32 Process ID


Name of process or thread. You can show full process name instead of name of its main executable file and enable process icon using View menu


CPU usage, or amount of CPU time taken by process or thread (in percents of full CPU loading).


"% K CPU" – kernel mode part of "%CPU

CPU Graph

This item shows CPU usage history for processes or threads in the graphical form. Red color corresponds to Kernel mode CPU Usage and Green corresponds to User Mode CPU Usage. You can change height of process CPU graph in the Information Panes Settings dialog.


Average (calculated during long time) CPU usage, or amount of CPU time taken by process or thread (in percents of full CPU loading). Long-time calculation period is defined in Configuration menu.


"%LT K CPU" – kernel mode part of "LT %CPU"


Total amount of execution time taken by process or thread from its start (in minutes and seconds).

K Time

"K Time" – kernel mode part of "Time"


Number of switches to execution of current process or thread in a second.

InMem KB

Amount of physical memory (in kilobytes) used by the process.

Private KB

Amount of Virtual Memory used privately by the process. It usually corresponds to heap allocations.

Total KB

Total amount of Virtual Address Space (not Memory) used by the process.


Number of threads running in current process.


Priority of current process or thread. You can change priority of selected process using commands in local menu or File menu.

OS Ver

Version of Windows that current process was built for.

For example:

 3.10 Windows 3.1

 4.1 Windows 95/NT

 4.10 Windows 98

 5.0 Windows 2000

 5.1 Windows XP

 6.0 Windows Vista



State flags of current process, thread or DOS virtual machine.

For example:

 16 16-bit process

 16 Dos Idle 16-bit DOS virtual machine

 16 Sys 16-bit system process

 32 32-bit process

 32 Sys 32-bit system process

 32 Con  32-bit console process

 64 Con  64-bit console process

 64 GUI  64-bit GUI process



Number of handles opened by the process.


Number of window objects opened by the process.

USER obj

Number of User objects opened by the process.

GDI obj

Number of GDI objects opened by the process.

Start time

Time when current process/thread was launched.

Up Time

Time elapsed from moment when process/thread was launched.

Session ID

Process Session ID in WinNT/2k/XP/Vista. Corresponds to Console and logged Users sessions.

User ID

Process Owner Domain and User Name


Number of Read Operations issued by process

Read KB

Data readed by process in Kbytes

Rd Rate B/s

Read Data Rate by process in Bytes/s


Number of Write Operations issued by process

Write RB

Data written by process in Kbytes

Wr Rate B/s

Write Data Rate by process in Bytes/s


Process Image Version


Signer Company from Driver Image Digital Signature. Also it shows verification status of image signature. If signature "verified" it means that nobody changed this file content.


Process Image Description


Process Image Company


Full path of main executable file of process on local disk or network.



Information is updated every short-time interval. You can change this interval and hide columns with information that is unnecessary for you using General Settings dialog. Press ‘Ctrl’+’+’ (on numpad) to set size of columns minimal enough to completely show all information.

Use commands in File menu or local menu to perform operations with selected process: change its priority, terminate etc. Press ‘Alt’+’Enter’ on selected process to see file properties for its main executable file.

images\candle.gif Tip: you can run new process by pressing ‘Ins’ key on keyboard and terminate execution of selected process by pressing ‘Del’ key. Warning! All unsaved data in terminated process (and possibly in others too) will be lost! Use F3 Key to close selected process

images\candle.gif Tip: you can sort list of processes this pane by any column’s contents by clicking on column’s header (sorting must be enables in the Information Panes Settings dialog). If you want to invert sort order, just click at the same column’s header another time. Important: it works only if you register the program!

images\mouse.gif Tip: you can use mouse wheel to scroll information in all panes of the main window of the program.

images\candle.gif See also: local menu, Configuration menu (process sorting commands)