Vista Task Manager "Minimize On Use" Option help


G

Guest

In the Vista Task Manager Options menu, there's a checkable option "Minimize
On Use".

I don't know what this option does, but that's not my question. My question
is, why, when I search Help using "Minimize On Use", do I not get anything
pertinent to the actual phrase presented in the Options menu?
 
J

Jon

John Ashmun said:
In the Vista Task Manager Options menu, there's a checkable option
"Minimize
On Use".

I don't know what this option does, but that's not my question. My
question
is, why, when I search Help using "Minimize On Use", do I not get anything
pertinent to the actual phrase presented in the Options menu?

If you hover your mouse over the option in the menu, then it tells you what
it does in the status bar.
ie 'Task Manager is minimized when a SwitchTo operation is performed'

Or in other words if you click Switch To on the File menu, then Task Manager
gets minimized when you switch to another application.

I would suspect that it's not covered in the Help documentation either
because the status bar message is considered to be sufficient, or because
the feature is considered to be a less important and less used option. Help
is by no means fully comprehensive in any area of Vista, but it generally
covers the main aspects. It would be a mammoth task to document every minute
feature of every aspect of Vista. There are also books, newsgroups (such as
this one) and other available documentation (eg msdn) that provide more
in-depth discussion on particular features.
 
J

Jon

Jon said:
Or in other words if you click Switch To on the File menu, then Task
Manager gets minimized when you switch to another application.


Oops, read 'applications tab' for 'file menu' there.
 
G

Guest

Thanks. I don't grasp the connection between the meaning of "Minimize On
Use" and of "Task Manager is minimized when a SwitchTo operation is
performed", really, but thanks.

Regards,
John
 
J

Jon

I'd agree with you - it's badly named. 'Minimize on SwitchTo' would be a
better phrase for the menu option.
 

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