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How to open Task Manager in Windows 11?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

With predecessors to Windows 11 (including Windows 10, 8, and 7), opening Task Manager is an easy task. Just right click on the system tray and select the Task Manager option to launch it. Aside from providing a shortcut to Task Manager, the taskbar context menu offers a few more options, such as: B. the ability to toggle various buttons on and off, Cortana / search box, etc. If you right-click you will only see “Taskbar Settings”. After clicking on it, you will go to Settings> Personalization. This means that all classic options are missing in the context menu of the taskbar.

Right-clicking on the Windows 11 system tray will no longer access Task Manager. If you’re looking for an alternative and easy way to access Task Manager on Windows 11, this article from Gearupwindows will help.

There are at least four ways to simply open Task Manager on Windows 11. These are the following:

  1. Using the Home Key Context Menu (Profit + X)
  2. Via keyboard shortcuts
  3. Via the Windows search
  4. From the Run dialog box
  5. From the system tray

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How do I open the Task Manager in Windows 11 via the context menu of the start button (Win + X)?

Step 1. Right click the Start menu on the Windows 11 system tray and select Task Manager to launch it.

Alternatively, press window + X Keys to open the WinX menu and select the Task Manager from it.

How do I open the Task Manager in Windows 11 using the keyboard shortcut?

To open Task Manager, press Ctrl + shift + Esc. Now choose Task manager to open it.

How do I open Task Manager in Windows 11 using Windows Search?

Step 1. Press window + S. Keys from the keyboard to open the search box.

Step 2. Click on the available results Task manager App to open it.

How do I open Task Manager from Run dialog box in Windows 11?

Step 1. Press window + R. Keys from the keyboard to open Run Dialog box.

Step 2. Type the following and press Enter on the keyboard to open Task Manager:

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How do I start the Task Manager in Windows 11 from the taskbar?

If you need to access Task Manager frequently, it is better to pin it to the taskbar. After you’ve pinned Task Manager to the system tray, you can open it by clicking the icon. To pin the Task Manager to the taskbar, do the following:

Step 1. Click the begin Button in the system tray and enter Task manager in the search bar.

Step 2. The above action will pin the Task Manager to the taskbar. Now you can click the Task Manager icon on the system tray to open it.

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About the author

Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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