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Task manager has lost it's headings

My windows task Manager has lost its headings, The close, minimise, restore buttons and also the "Resources, Programs and Processes etc headings". It is stuck in Resources. I have to shut down to remove the page. There are 3 users of the PC. The other two can get Task Manager quite OK. Any idears how I can fix it?

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It's running in tiny mode. Double Click on the top right corner or near the top. It is something simple, but it has happened to me as well.

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SOURCE: open task manager and only get list of processes, no other option

Double click the border around the task manager window.

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