This article describes steps to enable or disable efficiency mode for apps or processes in Windows 11.
The new Task Manager has been redesigned to match the new Windows 11 design principles. It also comes with a new feature called Efficiency Mode. It is helpful because it allows you to limit apps consuming high resources so that the system can prioritize other apps and processes, leading to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.
You can apply Efficiency mode either by clicking on the command bar on the Processes page or right-clicking on the process.
Here’s how to limit apps using high resources so that more important apps and processes can be prioritized.
Enable or disable efficiency mode in Windows 11
As mentioned above, efficiency mode with Task Manager allows you to limit apps consuming high resources so that the system can prioritize other apps and processes, leading to faster foreground responsiveness and better energy efficiency.
Here’s how to use it.
First, open the Task Manager app. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ( Ctrl + Shift + Esc ) to launch the Task Manager app.
When the Task Manager app opens, click on Processes on the left.
There are two ways to enable the efficiency mode for apps and processes.
- Select the app or process and highlight it. Then click the Efficiency mode button on the command bar to toggle on or off.
- Right-click on the app or process, and click on Efficiency mode in the context menu to toggle on
Right-click to turn it on.
If the Efficiency mode option is greyed out, it generally means that it’s a core Windows process, and throttling it might affect the system’s performance.
If turning on efficiency mode, click on OK or Turn on Efficiency mode to confirm.
That should do it! You can close the Task Manager app.
This post showed you how to turn the new efficiency mode on or off with the Task Manager in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.