Top 5 Ways to Open Task Manager on Windows

Hello Everyone, Welcome to TechnoSpace.  In this tutorial, you will be knowing about the Best Ways to Open Task Manager on Microsoft Windows.



Before beginning, let’s have a look at why Task Manager is being given so much importance.After all ,its just another in-built Windows Utility Program.

According to All-Knowing Wikipedia :

Task Manager, previously known as Windows Task Manager, is a task manager, system monitor, and startup manager included with Microsoft Windows systems. It provides limited information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services. The Task Manager can also be used to set process priorities, processor affinity, forcibly terminate processes, and shut down, restart, hibernate, or log off from Windows.

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Task Manager is present in Windows right from Windows NT 4.0.So,  it is highly popular amongst all types of users, be it kids, students or office employees. Over the years, there have been several improvements in both User Interface (UI) and Functionality (Availability of tools ) . It has emerged as one of the best available in-built tool in Windows . Also its simplicity as a Task Manager enables even a new user to understand & use it. Even expert users use it to track what all processes are running, to detect startup programs or what process/application is using too much RAM/CPU. Along with it, you can also monitor network usage per process. This can help you trace the culprit for low internet speed .All in all, there are numerous uses of this extra-usefull application.

Here we cover, the best 5 ways to open task manager.So even if one method fails, you have another to open Task Manager on your Windows Computer

5 Best Ways to Open Windows Task Manager


Method 1 : The Ultimate Shortcut

If you have been using Windows from Windows XP days, you most probably know this, the most famous shortcut. To open , just press Ctrl + Alt + Del , and you have it.

Method 2 : Just 2 Clicks ,that’s all it takes.

Right click on Taskbar (the screen wide, horizontal bar, and choose Task Manager from the
Windows that appears.Task Manager taskbar

Method 3 : For Windows 10 users, avoid intermediate screen

On Windows 10/8 , Method 1 brings up a blue screen in-between where users have to click on Task Manager to open it.To open directly, use this shortcut,  Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Bonus ? Works while using Remote Desktop, it will open Task Manager of local machine, instead of remote machine.

Method 4 : Using RUN Windows

Run is another useful tool available in Windows. To open it, press Windows Key + R, then type in “taskmgr” without quotes and press enter…tadaa.

Task Manager run Task Manager run2






This method is very useful, if your keyboard/mouse buttons are damaged.

Method : 5 Make a shortcut, Click a Shortcut

  • In this method, we make a shortcut of the executable (exe) file of the Task-Manager . You can fire it up by just double clicking the shortcut. You can go to C:\Windows\System32 and right-click on taskmgr.exe, then click on Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) .You will get a nice shortcut to Windows Task Manager on your desktop.Task Manager taskmgr.exe


  • Another way of doing this is to Right-click on empty space on your desktop, choose New > Add shortcut.In the window that appears type in, C:\Windows\System32\ and a drop down menu will appear. Choose “ C:\Windows\System32\Taskmgr.exe “ , and click Next. Then give a name to that shortcut and press Finish button.This will give you a shortcut on your desktop.

Task Manager shortcut 1           Task Manager shortcut 2

Task Manager shortcut 3           Task Manager shortcut 4

That’s all folks.Now you will always have a backup method of opening Windows Task-Manager.Go on, show off your geeky-ness to someone. Do tell us, what’s the best method according to you.

Have a nice day !


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