Microsoft is adding a color picker that lets you make the Task Manager truly yours.
Microsoft has added lots of customizability options to Windows 11, but the Task Manager has always remained untouched by these personalization tools. However, Microsoft wants to change that, as it has recently shown off a colorful Task Manager with customizable colors.
The New, Colorful Task Manager in Windows 11
As spotted by Neowin, Microsoft is preparing an update to Task Manager that lets you select the colors it uses. It’s a part of the company’s initiative to give the system tool a revamp.
Microsoft announced the change during a Windows Insider Webcast, and you can see it in action here:
The Task Manager will come with a color picker, which will let you choose how it displays its statistics. No matter which color you pick, the Task Manager will maintain the same heatmap method as the default option; lighter colors for less-intensive processes, and darker ones for the heavier system loads.
So, why the new lick of paint? As per the video, Microsoft reveals that it’s because people are just getting sick of the default yellow color. And what better way to satisfy the users than give them control over the colors they see?
Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t ready just yet to push this feature onto the Insider build for testing. As such, don’t expect this feature to release in the next build.
Making Windows 11 Truly Yours
Microsoft has been adding lots of ways for users to customize their copy of Windows 11. For instance, there are plenty of ways to customize the Windows 11 Taskbar, including tweaking its color and adjusting what apps appear in it.
As such, it seems that Microsoft is hedging its bets on giving users control over their operating systems as a means to get people comfortable with Windows 11. And given how Windows 11’s growth has plateaued, anything to encourage people to make the jump to the new operating system is good for the company.
Windows 11 Is Up to the Task
Once this update lands, you’ll have control over which colors Task Manager uses in its columns. It won’t be out for a while yet, but if you want to be the first to see it, be sure to check out the Windows 11 Insider builds and help Microsoft test this new feature when it’s ready.