How do I open the Task Manager?
Seven Ways to Open the Windows Task Manager
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. You're probably familiar with the three-finger salute—Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Press Windows+X to Access the Power User Menu.
- Right-Click the Taskbar.
- Run “taskmgr” from the Run Box or Start Menu.
- Browse to taskmgr.exe in File Explorer.
- Create a Shortcut to Task Manager.
Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to bring up the Windows Security screen, which provides users with five options including Windows Task Manager. Just click Start Task Manager. Right-click the taskbar and you'll see the context menu. Then, just choose the Start Task Manager command.
- A Command Prompt window will open, asking you to enter the admin password, enter it and click “Enter.” The second way to open the Task Manager as an admin in Windows 10 is through Cortana. Search for “taskmgr.exe,” then right-click on it.
- Windows Task Manager enables you to monitor the applications, processes, and services currently running on your PC. You can use Task Manager to start and stop programs and to stop processes, but in addition Task Manager will show you informative statistics about your computer's performance and about your network.
- #1: Press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" and then choose "Task Manager". Alternatively you can press "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" to directly open task manager. #2: To see a list of processes that are running on your computer, click "processes". Scroll down to view the list of hidden and visible programs.
Enable Task Manager from Registry in Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, or XP
- Click on Start.
- Type regedit and press Enter.
- Through the left hand navigation pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft Windows Current VersionPoliciesSystem.
- In the work area, locate "DisableTaskMgr".
- In a personal computer with the Windows operating system, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is the combination of keyboard keys that the computer user can press at the same time to terminate an application task or to reboot the operating system (have it shut down and restart itself).
- Just about everyone knows that Alt+Ctrl+Del interrupts the operating system, but most people don't know that Alt+F4 closes the current window. So if you had pressed Alt+F4 while playing a game, the game window would have closed. It turns out there are several other handy keystrokes like that built into Windows.
- A command issued by pressing a keyboard character in conjunction with the Control key. Manuals usually represent control key commands with the prefix CTRL- or CNTL-. For example, CTRL-N means the Control key and N pressed at the same time.
Updated: 2nd October 2019