How to open Task Manager in Windows 11?

On predecessors of Windows 11 (including Windows 10, 8, and 7), the opening of Task Manager is an easy task. Just right-click on the taskbar and select the Task Manager option to launch it. Apart from hosting a shortcut to Task Manager, the taskbar’s context menu provides few more options, such as the ability to turn on/off different buttons, show or hide Cortana,/Search box, etc. But, on Windows 11 taskbar, when you perform a right-click, you will see only “Taskbar Settings.” After clicking on it, it will take you to Settings > Personalization. That means all the classic options are missing on the taskbar context menu.

By right-clicking o Windows 11 Taskbar, you can no longer access Task Manager. If you are looking for an alternate and easy way to access Task Manager on Windows 11, this gearupwindows article will help you.

There are at least four ways through which you can open Task Manager easily on Windows 11. These are the following:-

  1. Using Start button context menu (Win + X)
  2. Through Keyboard Shortcut
  3. Via Windows Search
  4. From the Run dialog box
  5. From Taskbar
  6. Using Command Prompt

How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 using the Start button context menu (Win + X)?

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

Alternately, press Windows + X keys to open the WinX menu and select the Task Manager from it.

How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 through Keyboard Shortcut?

To open Task Manager, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Now, select Task Manager to open it.

How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 from Windows Search?

Step 1. Press Windows + S keys from the keyboard to open the search box.

Step 2. In the available results, click on the Task Manager app to open it.

How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 using the Run dialog box?

Step 1. Press Windows + R keys from the keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type following and hit Enter from the keyboard to open task manager:-

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How to launch Task Manager in Windows 11 from Taskbar?

If you need to access Task Manager frequently, it is better to pin them to the taskbar. After pinning task manager to the taskbar, you can open them by clicking on its icon. To pin the task manager to the taskbar, do the following:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button on the taskbar and type task manager in the search bar.

Step 2. The above action will pin the task manager to the taskbar. Now, you can click on the Task Manager icon from the taskbar to open it.

How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 from Command Prompt?

Using the command prompt, you can also open the Task Manager on Windows 11. Do the following:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt.

Step 2. On the prompt, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

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