How to view memory, CPU, disk and network usage in Windows 10 system tray

Windows has been providing the Task Manager for a long time. Among other things, it allows us to see the CPU, disk, memory and network usage and even more – we can sort installed programs by CPU usage. While the Task Manager is open we can also view memory, CPU, disk and network usage in Windows 10 system tray just by holding the mouse cursor on top of the related icon.

However, that system tray icon is only available until you close the Task Manager. While not everyone would be willing to keep Task Manager open all the time just to view all that info at a glance there is a way to do it. A small app called XMeters enables you to view memory, CPU, disk and network usage in Windows 10 system tray.

Besides the basic details, the app also shows separate stats for each of your CPU’s cores and is also able to split the usage between the system and the user.

How to view memory, CPU, disk and network usage in Windows 10 system tray

The first obvious step is to download and install XMeters which you can do by visiting the link below:

Download XMeters (Free for personal use)

Run the app and you will be prompted to add its toolbar to the taskbar. Select “Yes” to continue.

After that, the memory, CPU, disk and network usage stats will be added to the system tray. They are all enabled by default, including CPU usage for each individual code, as well as user and system usage.

However, you can customize the view in the XMeters settings window. For example, you can uncheck the “Show individual cores” option and you will see just one stat for CPU usage. You can also uncheck any other stat you’re not interested in seeing.

Also, the app provides several views, specifically a bar chart, plain text and a pie chart. Obviously, you can choose whichever works best for you. Furthermore, you can change the color of the stats to ensure you get the best contrast on your taskbar. In fact, you can change the color for each individual stat under the “Colors” section.

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XMeters comes with one more interesting feature. All of the stats displayed in the taskbar provide a shortcut to the Task Manager. As a result, you can click any of them to directly open the Task Manager. And if you need to open the XMeters settings panel, use the right-click instead. You can exit the app at any time by quitting it from the Task Manager.

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