Thank you VERY much for that useful and correct solution!
As was indicated in the sub-discussions to this post, I - like many others -
was not even aware of this "tiny footprint" option! Why would you even WANT
it? As it seems that MS had "under-documented" it and its solution, you
would think they WOULD document it or put a fix or restore default option in
the Task Manager!
Again - thanks heaps!
> For some unknown reason (but after the most recent 25/9/08) automatic windows
> update, my Task Manager does not appear or function correctly.
> When I press Ctrl-Alt-Del to invoke the Task Manager, I no longer get the
> screen with all the tabs at the top, instead I get only a white window with
> the currently running tasks showing. I can NOT do ANYTHING in this window -
> nor even switch tasks asI used to be able to do!
> I cannot close this window unliss I right-click the system toolbar icon.
> I cannot even log-off or restrart as I used to be able to do in this window.
> Any ideas about what's happened and more importantly, how to correct this
> sitaution and restore the Task Manager to Windows installed default?