Microsoft did it again! I pulled up the Windows Task Manager on my slow laptop to diagnose its problem, only to find that even after several seconds of waiting, it was still not showing its status bar, menu bar, or title bar. I let it go. Then today I was on it again, and saw the same thing, even after rebooting the system (something that Microsoft Windows seems to be addicted to). That led me to Google the symptom: "windows xp borderless task manager." I landed on this result. Windows Task Manager was running in Tiny Footprint Mode! Seriously - Tiny Footprint Mode. What was Microsoft thinking? Other products have mini mode, or slim mode, or they use a cute permutation of some "small" term and their product's name or role, like "mini player" or Windows Media Player's toolbar mode, where it embeds basic playback controls in the Windows taskbar.
Tiny Footprint Mode.
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