The Task Manager app which comes with Windows 10 is a special tool to maintain running processes including user apps, system apps and Windows services. It is able to control which apps start during the startup and even analyze performance of the whole OS. In this article, we will see how to start Task Manager in Windows 10.
The classic way to launch Task Manager is the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key sequence. This keyboard shortcut is a global hotkey, means it is available from any app you run and even when your Explorer shell is not running! Remember this hotkey, it can save your time a lot.
Run Task Manager from the context menu of the taskbar
Run Task Manager from the CTRL+ALT+DEL security screen
The Run dialog
Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard and type the following in the Run box:
That's it. Now you know how to run the Task Manager. I strongly recommend you to read the following articles:
- Turn Task Manager into a widget with the Summary View feature
- How to end a process quickly with Task Manager
- How to open the Startup tab of Task Manager directly
- A hidden way to open the command prompt in Windows 10
- How to copy process details from the Task manager
- How the Windows Task Manager calculates “Startup Impact” of Apps
If you like Windows 7's Task Manager, you might be interested to know how to get the classic Task Manager from Windows 7 working in Windows 10.