Open Task Manager in Windows 11
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How to Open Task Manager in Windows 11

This post will show you different ways to open Task Manager in Windows 11. Let’s have a look at how to speedily open Windows 11 Task Manager from the Start menu, create a shortcut for it on your system desktop, and pin Task Manager to the Windows Taskbar.

Windows Task Manager is an exceedingly powerful and useful tool in Windows that permits you to monitor system resource usages of CPU, memory, disk, and bandwidth for running programs, Windows processes, and background processes. It is also often commonly used for ending programs that might be jammed or can’t be closed for other reasons.

If you forever opened Task manager from the Windows Taskbar and now don’t know how to open it in Windows 11, take it easy! In this guide, I will show you the various easiest ways to launch the Task Manager in Windows 11.

Table of Contents.

From the Start Menu

Right-click on the Windows Start menu and then select Task Manager from the options list.

Windows menu task manager

Task Manager

Task manager in Windows 11

Add Task Manger to Taskbar in Windows 11

You can also open Task Manager with a single click by pin it to the Windows 11 Taskbar.

Select the Windows Search button or press the Windows button + S key, type Task Manager in the search box.

Select the Task Manager App and then select the Pin to taskbar option on the right side panel.

Pin task manager to taskbar

Now you can the Task Manager is pinned to the Taskbar. Just single-click on it to open it.

Windows start bar

Open Task Manger with a Shortcut key

This is the easiest way to launch Task Manager by pressing the (CTRL + SHIFT +ESC) shortcut key from your Keyboard.

Create Task Manger Shortcut in Windows 11

Another simple way to open Task Manager is to create a shortcut on the Windows desktop.

To create a shortcut for Task Manager on the desktop, right-click on your system desktop where you wish to create a shortcut, select a new item and then select Shortcut.

Create shortcut in Windows 11

In the Create Shortcut window, select the Browse button.

Create shortcut wizard

Find the Task Manager App in the Browse for Files or Folders window: (C > Windows > System32 > Taskmgr.exe). Select the Taskmgr application and then click ok.

Browser taskmgr location

The Task Manager App path will be added to the textbox.

Or, you can directly type the below path into the text box.

C:\Windows\System32\Taskmgr.exe then select the next button.

Task manager shortcut on desktop

Type Task Manager for your shortcut in the textbox, and then select Finish.

Create task manager shortcut

Now you can find the Task Manager shortcut on your desktop. Just double-click on to open.

Task manager shortcut on desktop

The easily way to access Task manager in Windows 11

Open the Run dialogue box by pressing the Windows button + R key.
Type taskmgr.exe in the Open box and then press enter.

Task manager run command

Run task manager from command prompt

Open the command prompt, type taskmgr.exe, and then hit enter.

Taskmgr.exe command prompt

Run task manager using PowerShell command

Open the PowerShell, type taskmgr.exe and then press enter.

Taskmgr.exe PowerShell command

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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