How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 (6 ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to open Task Manager in Windows 11 in 6 different ways.

Task Manager

Task Manager is a utility in Microsoft Windows that lets you view processes and the overall performance of your computer. With Task Manager, you can view how much memory a program uses, stop a frozen program, view available system resources, view logged-in users, and view and disable startup programs.

How to open Windows 11 Task Manager with keyboard

1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Escape (Esc) keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously.

Open Windows 11 Task Manager with keyboard

2. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Windows 11 Task Manager using the WinX menu

1. Press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button.

2. Click on Task Manager.

Open Windows 11 Task Manager using the WinX menu

3. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

1. Click on the Windows start menu button or search icon or press the Windows + S keys on your PC's keyboard.

Windows start menu button and search icon

2. Type task manager.

3. Click on Task Manager when it appears in the search results.

Open Windows 11 Task Manager using search

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Windows 11 Task Manager using Run

1. Press the Windows + R keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously to open a “Run” window.

Open Windows 11 Run

2. Type taskmgr in the “Run” window.

3. Click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open Windows 11 Task Manager using Run

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Windows 11 Task Manager from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window. One way to do this is to press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Terminal.

Open Windows 11 Terminal

You can also click on the Windows start menu button or search icon > type cmd > click on Command Prompt when it appears in the search results.

2. In the Terminal or Command Prompt window, you type (or copy and paste) the following command:

taskmgr.exe
Open Windows 11 Task Manager from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Windows 11 Task Manager using File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer.

Windows 11 File Explorer

You can also open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

2. Click on File Explorer's address bar.

3. Type taskmgr.exe in the address bar.

Open Windows 11 Task Manager using File Explorer

4. Press the Enter key.

5. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.


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References:

https://www.howtogeek.com/741092/how-to-launch-task-manager-in-windows-11/

https://www.guidingtech.com/best-ways-to-open-task-manager-on-windows/

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/open-task-manager-on-windows-11/