Windows Shell Experience Host, suspended


#1

I just read this article,
https://www.howtogeek.com/272930/what-is-windows-shell-experience-host-and-why-is-running-on-my-pc/
so I want to task manager to see how it shows up, it was not high at all. but
I found a green suspend mard next to it.
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I google for it so fine here the same explanation for this task, and he also has the grren icon on it,
https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-shell-experience-host/
then I realize it shows if stats are checked,
but what is this icon mean? and how is it supposed to be?


#2

I think you mean this icon (you didn’t wait long enough for your image to upload before saving the post):

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The icon just means it’s a suspended app. if you foreground an app with that icon, the icon goes away.

I’ve looked around, too, and I can’t find any information on that icon, but since it only shows up on suspended apps (or apps with a suspended component), I’m pretty sure that’s all it is.


#3

A bit of additional info, apps showing the suspended icon have been unloaded from RAM by the SysMain service (formally Prefetch/Superfetch) and held in readiness in the pagefile for when they are activated again, though there may still be some memory retained by an associated Runtime Broker process.


#4

Thanks for the explanation.


#5

Thanks, Gordon. That’s very helpful, especially when trying to explain to people that no, Cortana isn’t sucking up memory - it’s suspended and paged out to disk.