How To Fix Windows 7 Task Manager (Missing Tabs and Menu)

If you want to fix your task manager and get your missing tabs and menus back, read this small tutorial.

Fix Windows Task Manager: Missing Tabs and Menus

The latest Windows Live Messenger does not show the menu bar by default, but you can make the menu bar appear by hitting the Alt key.

Restore Tabs

However, this won’t work in Windows Task Manager when the menu bar and tabs are missing.

click Properties

(1) To fix this problem, all you need to do is to double click at the edge of the Task Manager and the menubar with tabs will re-appear.

Double click

(2) Many people don’t know about it and there’s very little documentation, so it can be quite confusing for some.

Now is OK

Related Problems

The task manager is now “fixed” and the tabs and menus are back.

If you encounter any other task manager related problems, please post your problem below and we will try to help you out.

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8 Responses to How To Fix Windows 7 Task Manager (Missing Tabs and Menu)

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jeff said:

    Thanks for the info. Task manager has been driving me crazy without the tabs. What a simple fix, worked perfectly :)

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    lori said:

    easy fix! thank you very much!

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    bon said:

    thanks…i played the task manager, then the tabs gone…lol…so i google. and find this page…and waaalaaaa…task manager fix…thanks a lot.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Paul said:

    So simple, thanks.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Audrey said:

    Thanks so simple. I’d tried right-clicking to no avail.

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Anthony said:

    I had no idea what I did to make the task manager with the tabs missing.I was frustrated, until I found this very very simple and easy fix.Thank you so much!

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Olga said:

    I was desperately trying to figure out what was wrong with my task manager. This was a quick and easy fix … THANKS!!!!!!

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    JBS said:

    Thanks very much. This problem occasionally occurs when “unannounced” bundled junk ware is attached to a program I did want fixing it was always haphazard!

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