People use in two very different ways: first very similar to , second for questions related to OS-level task management.

I think the first case should be forbidden (with a comment in tag description), only used for such questions.

BTW there is a typo in tag name

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Good point! I just created that tag-wiki accordingly (and re-tagged the two non-matching questions). One more thought here is that in the future we might need a third variant of "task manager": todo lists. As for now, they should fit into (project: "My Tasks" :D).

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    There is [time-management] for todo-lists
    – leventov
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 19:35
  • Yuck! Must have missed that. writing tag-wiki...
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 20:31

I second Izzy's recommendation for for one of the meanings.

On top of that, use for tasks-in-OS-sense. This has a benefit of both not using the (now-can-be-banned) confusing dual meaning tag; AND being more technically accurate, since they are called Processes on virtually every OS, even Windows ("Process Explorer" is what people with a clue use instead of "Task Manager")

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