Change program's priority in Windows 8

-Last updated Monday, April 09, 2012



Windows 8 comes with a completely revamped Task Manager. This has some upsides and downsides. I personally really like the new interface, but the other day, whilst trying to set Skyrim on "high" priority (it runs smoother that way), I was unable to find the option in the processes tab. Finally, after some tinkering with the Task Manager, found out how.

Here's how:

First of all, open Task Manager using ctrl+shift+esc (or ctrl+alt+delete and then clicking Task Manager).


Next, find the process corresponding to the program you want to change priority. Right-click it and select Go to details.


Select "Go to details"


Now, right-click on the entry that this brings you to and select "Set priority". Then, you can give it the desired value.




That's it! I hope you've appreciated this article and that it saved you a few minutes!


Thanks for reading,