Do you want to open Task Manager the fastest way possible?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to open the Task Manager (taskmgr) using 10 different methods on Windows 10.

Let’s go!

1. Open Task Manager Using Ctrl+Shift+Esc

The easiest and fastest way to open the Task Manager is by using this keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+Esc

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2. Open Task Manager Using Ctrl+Alt+Del

Use this keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Del then click on “Task Manager” in the screen.

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3. Open Task Manager Using the Start Context Menu

Right-click on Start or use the keyboard shortcut Windows+X and click on “Task Manager“.

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4. Open Task Manager from Start Menu

Open Start and go to “Windows System” > “Task Manager“.

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5. Open Task Manager Through System32

Go to this path in the Windows Explorer: C:\Windows\System32

Double-click on Taskmgr.exe

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6. Create a Shortcut for Task Manager

Right-click on your Desktop and choose “New” > “Shortcut“.

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Paste this path:

%windir%\system32\taskmgr.exe

Click “Next“.

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Put a name for your shortcut, click “Finish“.

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Now you have a shortcut ready for use!

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7. Open Task Manager from the Taskbar

Right-click on the Taskbar and choose “Task Manager“, easy!

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8. Open Task Manager from Command Prompt & PowerShell

Open the Command Prompt and type in taskmgr, hit Enter.

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You can also use the same command in PowerShell.

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9. Open Task Manager from Run

Open Run prompt using the keyboard shortcut Windows+R then use the command taskmgr, hit Enter.

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10. Open Task Manager from the Explorer

Open a new Explorer window using the keyboard shortcut Windows+E and type in the address bar taskmgr, hit Enter.

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There you have it!

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