Windows 10 is adding a Task Manager widget within the Xbox Game Bar to help you manage your computer’s resources without leaving a game.
As spotted by WindowsCentral, the new ‘Resources’ widget lets you monitor which programs are causing the most strain on your computer, assess why your in-game performance may be hitching and close programs quickly without tabbing out. You’ll also be able to see how much load there is on your CPU, RAM, DISK and GPU, much like the traditional Task Manager application. It’s a neat timesaver that means you won’t have to alt-tab or hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE so often to figure out your in-game issues.
You can get access to the feature right now by enrolling in the Game Bar – SDK Development app within the Xbox Insider Hub on Windows 10. The Xbox Insider Hub allows Windows and Xbox users to preview new features ahead of their official launch.
If you choose the potentially less stable preview of the Xbox Game Bar, after an update you’ll be able to find the new Task Manager app by clicking the ‘widgets’ hamburger symbol in the top bar after pressing Windows Key + G to initiate the overlay. It’s not yet clear when the feature will be rolled out to all users.
In other Windows 10 news, here’s how to stream Xbox One games to your PC, using the desktop Xbox app.