Free Sidebar Gadgets for Windows 11/10/8.1/7 Desktop


Top Process Monitor overview

Version 10.8 released at 02/23/2023

This comprehensive Windows 11 and Windows 10 gadget is designed to track the most resource-intensive processes in the operating system. It helps you to know how and which programs or processes on your computer utilize most of all in real time. You can also check your current CPU level and the total number of threads included.

Gadget is user-friendly even for inexperienced users. Top Process Monitor comes with several configurable settings. So, you can select the processes mode between CPU, memory (Working Set), PageFiles, Virtual Memory, IO (Bytes read/written), read, write, total read and total write. Also, you can cycle through all the aforementioned modes on click. Besides, you can as well as establish the double-click action (Task Manager, Resource Monitor, Performance Monitor, or none).

A very useful customize option is a color identifier for heavy used memory processes. On top of that, the gadget can inform you if it’s working under one of the most popular virtual machines.

The Top Process monitor does not put a strain on the computer, as it uses a low amount of CPU and system memory. Aside from the fact that it looks simple and cute, you can be sure that this Windows 10 gadget can give you what you need. Top Process Monitor works on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Top Process Monitor features explained:

Top Process Monitor gadget

Special features

  1. Click on icon to cycle between processes (you must setup processes in settings first)
  2. Hover mouse to any process shows some additional information (ProcessID, priority, number of threads, path)
  3. Double click on background show Task Manager, Resource Monitor or Performance Monitor

Show changelog

Version 11.8 - Overhauled and decreased HTML. Updated Turkish translation by Burak Yavuz. (Released at 02/23/2023).

Version 10.7 - Updated Italian translation by Roberto Boriotti. (Released at 11/24/2021).

Version 10.6 - Changed main gadget’s icon. (Released at 02/07/2021).

Version 10.5 - Updated French translation by LogoLargo. (Released at 08/19/2020).

Version 10.4 - Overhauled code. (Released at 05/24/2020).

Version 10.3 - Correctly processed error associated with the inability to correctly read processes from WMI. (Released at 12/28/2019).

Version 10.2 - Fixed (I hope) wrong output when appear under Windows 10 May update and above. (Released at 11/24/2019).

Version 10.1 - Changed calculated output value procedure. (Released at 11/03/2019).

Version 10.0 - Correctly processed error “Call cancelled” that appear under Windows 10 May update. (Released at 10/14/2019).

Version 9.9 - Correctly processed error “Quota violation” that appear under Windows 10 May update. (Released at 10/14/2019).

Version 9.8 - You can run more than one instance of the gadget with own individual settings. (Released at 10/07/2019).

Version 9.7 - Fixed bug with not saving refresh rate. (Released at 08/27/2019).

Version 9.6 - Improved usability. (Released at 08/26/2019).

Version 9.5 - Fixed bug with autoscale DPI under Windows 10. (Released at 08/13/2019).

Version 9.4 - Improved work with languages in settings. (Released at 04/02/2019).

Version 9.3 - Minor changes. (Released at 07/14/2018).

Version 9.2 - Dramatically improved CPU usage calculation algorithm. Fixed bug in settings. (Released at 01/20/2018).

Version 9.1 - Reorganized settings. Improved code. Added new settings tab “Cycle”. Update French translation by Pascal Legendre. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 12/21/2017).

Version 9.0 - Allow combine similar processes (#2 settings tab). (Released at 12/12/2017).

Version 8.2 - Improved code. Fixed bug in settings. (Released at 12/04/2017).

Version 8.1 - Improved usability. Improved code. (Released at 09/10/2017).

Version 8.0 - Fixed bug. (Released at 06/03/2017).

Version 7.8 - Improved settings usability.

Version 7.7 - Overhauled HTML. Added Dutch translation by Marcel Keiman (The Rambler).

Version 7.5 - Improved code. Fixed bugs.

Version 7.4 - Update German translation by Jörg Bornwasser.

Version 7.3 - Added Belorussian translation by Kanstantsin Melnikau.

Version 7.2 - Fixed Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 7.1 - Fixed Japanese translation by Kosuke Kaizuka.

Version 7.0 - Determine work under VMware, VirtualBox and Hyper-V.

Version 6.9 - In additional information show path to process.

Version 6.8 - Change update notifier algorithm.

Version 6.7 - Added Japanese translation by Kosuke Kaizuka.

Version 6.6 - Improved code. Added new setting (#2 tab).

Version 6.5 - Added Czech translation by Jiří Škorpil.

Version 6.4 - Added Hindi translation by Raunak Dutta.

Version 6.3 - Added Polish translation by Andrzej Mazurkiewicz.

Version 6.2 - Added Slovak translation by Ivan Očadlík.

Version 6.1 - Added total memory usage.

Version 6.0 - Added Italian translation by Carlo Adami.

Version 5.9 - Improved interface.

Version 5.8 - Fixed Indonesian translation by elda taluta.

Version 5.7 - Fixed wrong output threads.

Version 5.6 - Added Indonesian translation by elda taluta.

Version 5.5 - Added broken WMI determining procedure.

Version 5.4 - Determine enable or disable performance counters.

Version 5.3 - Added Catalonian translation by Jordi Bartrina.

Version 5.2 - Change cores usage calculation algorithm.

Version 5.1 - Added Autoscale DPI option (#1 settings tab).

Version 5.0 - Fixed bug.

Version 4.9 - Improved code.

Version 4.8 - Added French translation by Pascal Legendre.

Version 4.7 - Click on “CPU processes” string - copy processes list to buffer (for CPU processes only).

Version 4.6 - Added total CPU usage.

Version 4.5 - Added Macedonian translation by Vasil F. Bachovski.

Version 4.4 - Added German translation by Jonas Bauer.

Version 4.3 - Added Spanish translation by Diego Manuel Vazquez.

Version 4.2 - Added Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael “R4to0” Maciel Alves.

Version 4.1 - Added Turkish translation by Celal Osmanbas.

Version 4.0 - Added Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Version 3.7 - Fixed bugs.

Version 3.6 - Fixed bug.

Version 3.5 - Added custom double-click action.

Version 3.4 - Added custom refresh rate (1-999 sec).

Version 3.3 - Improved code.

Version 3.2 - Fixed bugs.

Version 3.1 - Unlimited processes to show.

Version 3.0 - Added update notifier. Improved interface.

Version 2.9 - Improved interface.

Version 2.8 - Hover mouse to any process shows some additional information (ProcessID, priority, number of threads).

Version 2.7 - Added total processes/threads info.

Version 2.6 - Fixed bugs.

Version 2.5 - Improved code.

Version 2.4 - Allow hide “Title” and “Copyright”.

Version 2.3 - Fixed bugs.

Version 2.2 - Improved Cycle processes procedure.

Version 2.1 - Changed order in processes list (by request).

Version 2.0 - Fixed bugs in “Read“ and “Write” sections. Added “Total read” and “Total write” sections.

Version 1.3 - New features added.

Version 1.2 - Fixed bugs: wrong value in PageFile sections.

Version 1.1 - New settings added.

Version 1.0 - Release version.