How to audit the use of memory in Windows 8 applications
Follow the countdown to the arrival of Windows 8 to our lives, but you can say that it is now, with the RTM circulating the Internet and MSDN. Some of the articles we have published include tips and tricks for the following:
- Changing application notifications in Windows 8
- Combining classic desktop and Metro interface in Windows 8
- Encrypting files and folders in Windows 8
- Completely get rid of the Metro interface in Windows 8
- How to run 64-bit IE 10 from desktop classic Windows 8
Now add a new entry to this small collection, showing something that can be very, very useful: The ability to audit the use of memory in Windows 8 applications.
And it’s really easy. In fact, much like we do in other versions of the Microsoft operating system. Just open the Task Manager, which can be done easily by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Esc and then go to the History tab Applications, third.
In this tab you can see not only open applications or used as your last use, but watch the CPU time they have consumed, network traffic they have generated, or the amount in MB that have been updated Tiles, one of the new Windows 8.
This is a great way to Audit applications and see if one is causing problems, something that should not happen and therefore is more focused on use by developers. But where we can have a more domestic use is in hearing of network traffic, ideal especially if trbajamos in not very fast WiFi connections and even if we are doing from any 3G tethering.Tags: Audit, Memory Usage, Windows 8