Re: How to see what I have running in background?


Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 


Hi, Karen. Turning them off this way only turns them off temporarily. It is a test procedure to see how your system runs and performs without the given process running. To turn off the process permanently can be done in one of two ways. If the program is one such as Skype, you turn it off by entering the Skype program, entering Options, and unchecking the option which says:
Start Skype when Windows starts.
 
If the program which is running has no option like this, you would do this:
 
Press Windows Key plus the letter R to start MSconfig. Once this program is running, use the Tab key to get to the "Startup" tab. Then tab to the list of running startup programs. Find the program you want to stop in the list, and uncheck it with the Space Bar. Then Tab to the Apply button and press Enter or press Space. Tab to OK, and reboot your computer. If the program continues to run after the reboot, it is probably a Windows Operating System essential process, and you may not be able to stop the program or process from running.
 
I hope this helps you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi Bill,

If you turn off these processes do they stay off or do you have to turn them off each time you reboot? If you have to do it each time, how can you turn them off for good for things you don’t use and are not part of the operating system?

 

Karen

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi, Mike. You don't have 56 aps running. What you have is 56 separate processes running. Some of these are Windows operating system-associated files which is how the operating system runs. Other things may be programs such as Adobe Reader. If you are unsure of what a process is, look at the file by using JAWS Key plus the 5 key on the NumPad twice quickly. This will cause JAWS to spell the entire filename. Once you know the spelling of the filename, look up this filename on Google, and see if it is an essential Windows Operating System process. If it is, don't turn it off.

 

Now to your second question. If you press the "End Process" button, it will only end the process which is currently highlighted.

 

One of the things I find when searching through my processes is that occasionally, I will have this process running even though I am done with the ap. The process is:

iexplore.exe

 

This is Internet Explorer's ap. When I find this, I end all iexplore.exe processes. Just be sure you know the difference between iexplore.exe and explore.exe. Explore.exe is an essential Windows process, and is how Windows displays all your files and folders. Do Not turn off this process, or you will need to reboot your computer to get it going properly again.

 

Good luck with your endeavors at using the Task Manager.

Bill White billwhite92701@...

----- Original Message -----

From: Mike Ulrich

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:37 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

Hi Bill, apparently I have 56 items in this list. Does that mean I've got 56 apps running? I also noticed and and process button. If I hit that button, will that stop all those things from running all the time? Is this something I should do? Thanks for all your help.

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On Sep 19, 2016, at 4:52 PM, James Hooper <j.hooper3272@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info a followup question, where can you go to find out a bout the particular processes running I mean can you close some services without harming the over all performance of your system maybe even speed it up?

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi, Mike. Press the following key combination:

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus ESCAPE

This will take you into the Task Manager. Then use TAB to get to the various tabs in the tab manager.

Select the Processes tab, and tab to the list of running processes. Once done, press ESCAPE to exit the Task Manager. This is the best way to find out what is running in the background.

I hope this helps you.

Bill White billwhite92701@...

----- Original Message -----

From: Mike Ulrich

Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 3:29 AM

Subject: How to see what I have running in background?

Hi,

I’ve just fired up my laptop, running W7 with JAWS 16.0.

This happens a lot; once first fired up, it runs sluggishly slow for the first 10-15 minutes or so. I’m going nuts right now trying to type this out!

So how can I see what is running in the background when this happens? I mean; to see if I’m catching an update or something like that? Or to see what other programs I have that are also running?

Thanks much!......Mike

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