Windows 10 has a built-in feature that lets you put a display overlay of resource usage in your system. You can keep an eye on the status of your CPU, memory, disk, network, or GPU at that instant of time. To load the floating overlay of your performance panels on your screen, there are two methods that you can use. You can either enable this feature directly from the task manager or use the Game Bar.
You could be using any application, and the floating overlay on the usage status of your system’s resources will display all the time. Now, both the methods are not easy to figure, and some might be confused about exactly doing it. Here, in this article on both methods you can use to get the floating overlay you require. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
How to Display Hidden Performance Panels on Windows 10?
First, we will go for the task manager method, followed by the Xbox Game bar method.
Using the Task Manager:
- Right-click on the taskbar and choose the “Task Manager” option.
- Then click on the options menu in the task manager window and click on the “Always on top” option.
- Then click on the Performance tab.
- Here, you will see options of resources on the left side. You will see the CPU, GPU, memory(RAM), Disk, and Network here.
- On the right side of the window, you will see complete details for the resource you have selected on the left pane.
- Double-click in any region on the graph on the right side, and it will display the details that were already present on the right side in a floating overlay.
- Double-click on that overlay again, and you will see the same window with the left and right side. Choose a different resource on the left side and see its details by click on the graph in the right again.
In this way, you can switch around the different resources in your system and see the status of each one of them quickly. You can close the overlay anytime you want by click in the close window icon at the top.
Using the Xbox Game Bar:
You have first to enable Gamebar on your windows if it is not already on.
- Press and hold the Windows + I keys, and it will open up settings.
- Then click on the option Gaming here.
- In the next window on the left pane, you will see the tab Game bar. If you are not already there, then click on it.
- Then close the that Settings window and press Windows + G keys. This will open up the Xbox Game bar overlay.
- Here in the overlay at the top, you will have four options: Audio, Performance(beta), Capture, and Xbox Social(beta).
- Here, click on performance, and it will show a small window with information about your CPU usage, GPU usage, RAM usage, and FPS.
- Click on the small pin icon at the top of this overlay window.
- Click anywhere on the screen, and your game bar overlay will go away, but the performance window overlay will still be there.
- Now, you can see the realtime status of your system’s resource usage. To remove it as a floating overlay, press Windows + G again and click on the small icon again.
- Then click anywhere on the screen, and it will go away again completely.
You can use the shortcut anytime you want to open up this window and quickly check the usage right away. You can choose to keep a small or big floating overlay by clicking on the small button in that overlay window. To move around this overlay, press Windows + G keys again, and then you will be able to move around that particular window.
So these are the two ways by which you can display hidden performance panels on Windows 10. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.