The Task Manager helps you look after the programs and processes that are running and manage them. There are different ways to access it; some are widely known, while there are others that have been undiscovered by most people as of yet. Although a simple Ctrl + Alt + Delete would do the task quite effectively, it is cool to know what can be done with all the other options that you have never explored before.
Here are five of the ways that you can use. I am sure you would be able to recognize a couple of them straight away.
1. Shortcut on The Desktop
If your intention is to have the Task Manager on your desktop, you can fulfill it by following three very simple steps that are being discussed below:
1. Go to the desktop screen and right click. This would open a dropdownmenu. Click on New and then click on Shortcut to open it.
2. A new window would open where in the textbox, you can type "%windir%\system32\taskmgr.exe" and click on "Next."
3. You would be asked to name the shortcut. Enter "Task Manager" in that textbox and click on "Finish."
Your Task Manager shortcut has been successfully created on the desktop.
2. Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Do you want to open the Task Manager ASAP? The easiest way is to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc simultaneously on the keyboard. It works on all versions of Windows, irrespective of it being old or a newer version
3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete
This is, by far, the most common and well-known method to open up the Task Manager. The only thing that is supposed to be done is to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time and see the magic, by which I mean that a screen opens from where you can open the Task Manager in a second.
4. WinX Menu
Do you have the latest versions of Windows, i.e., 8 or 10? If so, this hack is for you. You have the permission to access task manager through the WinX Menu present on your computer. You simply have to press Win+X together. This would open up the Power Task menu. From all the options given on that menu, you can select Task Manager and click on it.
5. A Simple Search or Cortana
For all those who don’t have Windows 10, you can simply go to the search option and type Task Manager. This shows all the apps that have the same name. Select the correct one and do what you want.
For Windows 10 users, you can also type Task Manager in the search bar. However, you also have another feature that you can use to access the Task Manager aka Cortana. You can talk to Cortana which would open the Task Manager for you.