Get More Information from Windows Task Manager

Every once in a while I’ll find I need to force close a Java application.  So I open up the task manager in Windows, only to find…

java processesThe names are all the same, and the descriptions don’t help very much, either.  I can sometimes know based on the memory footprint, but that’s too much of a guess for me.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve murdered something innocent when I force close an application that was working just fine.

So the problem here is a lack of information, which we can rectify by going to “View | Select Columns…” and adding the column “Command Line”, which will display “The full command line specified to create the process.” – Quote Source

This will often give you enough added information to determine which application is represented by which process.

java processes - with command line

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