How to Open The Task Manager on Windows 10? – 12 Ways

We perform several tasks on windows to make our task easy and quick. There is a feature on windows called task manager where we can control all the tasks, services, applications etc.

Opening a task manager is a child’s play but do you know there are many ways to open it. I will show you 12 ways on how to open the task manager on windows 10.

I believe you will enhance your knowledge after reading this article till the end.

How to Open The Task Manager on Windows 10?

Now, let’s quickly dive into the main topic and explain the different ways to open the task manager on windows 10 operating system.

1) Via Taskbar

We will use taskbar to open the task manager in this first method. Follow the given steps:

  1. Right-Click on taskbar
  2. Hit on task manager
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  3. Task manager will be opened.

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2) Via Windows Search

The entire procedure to perform our task through windows search is given below:

  1. Search “task manager” in the windows search
  2. Click on task manager.
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  3. That’s it.

3) Via Start Button

Now, we will open task manager with the help of windows start button.

Follow the given steps:

  1. Right-Click on the start button
  2. Hit on task manager
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  3. It will be opened.

4) CTRL, Shift, Escape method:

Actually this is one of the quickest method to open the task manage in windows 10. You must know about this method to open it.

You just need to press CTRL+Shift+Esc together and the task manager will be appeared to you.

How fast is that? You can share your words in comments.

5) ALT, CTRL, Del method:

This method is almost similar to the first one but it you have to do one more step to access the task manager in your windows 10.

Follow the given procedure:

  1. Press Alt+CTRL+Del keys together
  2. Click on task manager
  3. You have done it.

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6) Via Control Panel

We can open it through control panel as well. Follow the steps:

  1. Open the control panel. If you don’t know, simply search control panel in windows search.
  2. Search for task manager
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  3. Finally, hit on it’s name.

7) Via Run

In this method, we will type one command and the task manager will be opened instantly.

You have to follow the given steps carefully:

  1. Press Windows key + R
  2. Type taskmgr and press enter.
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  3. It must be opened.

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8) Via CMD

Command Prompt can also be used to perform this task. Just follow the given steps:

  1. Open command prompt (cmd). Search in the windows search, if don’t know.
  2. Type taskmgr and hit enter.
  3. We have done.

9) Via PowerShell:

Let’s use powershell in this method to open the task manager in windows 10. Again, follow the steps:

  1. Open the powershell. Search in the windows search, if don’t know.
  2. Type taskmgr and press enter.
  3. Task manager will be opened.

10) Via File Explorer

Now, we will dig into the files to open the task manager in windows 10 OS. We will use file explorer in this method, you can use any file manager if you have any third party software.

The steps are written below:

  1. Go to the drive where you have installed the window. In my case, it is C drive.
  2. Navigate to the Windows > System32
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  3. Search taskmgr.exe in the search bar. You can directly open if you have found it.
  4. Double-click on it to launch.

Pro Tip: Simply. go to the drive, where you have installed the window, Copy and paste the below command to the next of the drive name in directory. If you don’t know about directory simply, skip it.
windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe

Also Read: How to Get File Explorer Tabs in Windows 10?

11) Pin in taskbar

In this method, we will pin the task manager in the taskbar so that we don’t need to open it by doing several steps.

Just follow the given procedure:

  1. Open task manager by following any one of the above method.
  2. Right-Click on the task manager in the taskbar
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  3. Hit on Pin to taskbar
  4. That’s it.

Now, you just need to click on the task manager icon in the taskbar whenever you to this program. You can unpin it anytime you want.

12) Create Shortcut

We can also create the shortcut of the task manager on our desktop. In this way, we can open it by double-click. This is another simple method.

Usually we install the windows in C drive, if you also have window in C then, follow the entire procedure which is given below:

  1. Right-Click on desktop > New > Shortcut
    how to open the task manager on windows 10
  2. Copy and paste the below code:
    windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
  3. Click on Next
  4. Type any name like task manager
  5. Click on Finish
  6. The shortcut will be created in the desktop

Now, you can open task manager like other softwares directly on the desktop. In this way, you can create the shortcut of any program you want.

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Conclusion

There are many tasks that can be performed with task manager that’s why we often need this feature. There are even more ways to perform this task but these are enough.

I hope you have learned how to open the task manager on windows 10 plus found this article helpful.

If you have enhanced your knowledge then, share with others so that they can also learn something and cool about this topic.

Hi, I'm Muhammad Bilal, founder of Tech Spying, that provides useful tech related tips, tricks, hacks, how to and much more stuff. I am a part time content writer and feed this blog with helpful technology skills.

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