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Quick Access To Task Manager

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks

Windows Task Manager allows you to close unresponsive programs, view performance and memory usage, and determine what’s truly running in the background.

Want a quick way to open Task Manager?

Here are two really fast methods:

#1 Right click on an empty area of the task bar and click Start Task Manager


#2 Hold down the Ctrl Key, Shift Key and Esc key at the same time. This combination of keys will launch the task manager for you and is especially useful if your mouse stops responding and you need to reboot your computer.


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4 Responses to “Quick Access To Task Manager”

  1. John Liska says:

    Great hotkeys tip!!!

  2. Bill B. says:

    You forgot one ! CTRL ALT DELETE( at the same time ) at least on all the computers we have around here….OS Win XP .

  3. carl says:

    good tip i always am using the task mgr

  4. Bernd says:

    there are no Taskmaster on my tools Iccon/downscrol
    I’ve a lenovo SL500
    & thank you 4 all your help PAST, PRESENT,& FUTURE I hope

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