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Task Manager

Easy to use task manager

Status: stable
Author: Mike Massonnet mmassonnet@xfce.org
Roadmap: http://wiki.xfce.org/roadmaps/taskmgr

  • Support for Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris.
  • Monitors the CPU and memory usage.
  • Tree view columns can be reordered.
  • View processes as a tree.
  • Display window icons/names.
  • Customizable with some settings.
  • Filter process list on process names.
  • Support for Gtk+3.

Main Window

Latest Release

  • xfce4-taskmanager 1.4.0 released (2020/12/28 23:00)
    xfce4-taskmanager 1.4.0 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-taskmanager?
    Easy to use task manager.
    Release notes for 1.4.0
    - Drop Gtk2 support
    - Add support for MemAvailable (!10)
    - statusbar: Use color with better contrast for dark themes
    - Fix: some times processes are not removed from the list
    - Add tooltip to show full command
    - Add application icon (Issue #23)
    - Replace appfinder icon with edit-find (Fixes #23)
    - Replace old icon name with utilities-terminal #23
    - Replace old icon name with system-run #23
    - Always show memory usage in bytes and percent (Fixes #24)
    - Improve comment in desktop file (Fixes #20)
    - Add basic GitLab pipeline
    - Add README.md
    - Update libwnck and xmu deps in README
    - Remove GKSU leftovers
    - Remove unused url_hook_about_dialog function
    - Replace deprecated gtk_menu_popup
    - Fix GTimeVal deprecation warning
    - Fix indentation
    - Update .gitignore
    - Bump minimal xdt version
    - Bug #16717: Move from exo-csource to xdt-csource
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque, Belarusian,
      Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese
      (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English
      (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French,
      Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian,
      Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay,
      Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese,
      Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish,
      Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur

Previous Versions

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Installation Instructions


  • GTK+ 2.14 (Or Gtk+3)
  • Cairo 1.5
  • Libwnck 2.0 (optional) (Libwnck 3.0 if using Gtk+3)
  • Xmu 1.1.2

Extract source code

tar xf xfce4-taskmanager-<VERSION>.tar.bz2
cd xfce4-taskmanager-<VERSION>
./configure # or ./configure --prefix=/usr or/and --enable-gtk3

Now you can already run the application:


Install system wide

sudo make install

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Source Code Repository

Reporting Bugs

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