How To Open Task Manager on Windows 11


Windows 11 does not have the option to open task manager using the taskbar, by default, unlike Windows 10 and earlier. So, in this article, you will learn to open task manager using different ways.

Task Manager

The Task Manager has been an operating system component in all versions of Microsoft Windows since Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. It displays each of the tasks (processes) as well as the overall performance of the machine. You may use the Task Manager to determine how much memory a program is using, to stop a stalled application, and to determine what system resources are available.

  1. Application Tab
    It shows you the applications that are currently executing, including those that have stopped responding and require you to end the task.
  2. Performance Tab
    It shows the computer's available system resources, such as the amount of CPU, RAM, disc drive, Wi-Fi, and network use.
  3. App History Tab
    It displays the whole history of all Windows Apps (not standard Windows apps) that have been installed on the machine.
  4. Startup Tab
    This part of Task Manager displays each application that begins with Windows and its influence on load time; you can also deactivate startup apps from this section.
  5. Users Tab
    It displays all of the users that are currently signed in to the computer, as well as the processes that each of them is performing.
  6. Details Tab
    It contains detailed information on all of the processes that are currently operating on the computer.
  7. Services Tab
    It displays all of the Windows Services that are currently active on the PC.

Method 1. Run Window

Step 1

To open the Run window, press Windows+R, then type "taskmgr".

Step 2

Click "OK" or hit Enter. Task Manager will open up.

Method 2. Ctrl+Shift+Escape

Simply press Ctrl+Shift+Escape on your keyboard to bring up Task Manager.

Method 3. Ctrl+Alt+Delete

On the keyboard, press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete," you will see a few options. To open Task Manager, select "Task Manager."

Method 4. Command Prompt

Open the Command Prompt, type "taskmgr," and press Enter. Task Manager will launch immediately.

Method 5. Start Search

Step 1

Click the "Start" button, or click Windows+S.

Step 2

Type "Task Manager" into the search bar. The Task Manager app should be the first result. To open the Task Manager, click on its icon.


You can either run task manager as a normal user by clicking "Open", or as a system admin by clicking "Run as administrator".

Method 6. Using Start Menu Context Menu

Step 1

Right-click on the Start menu on Windows 11 Taskbar or press the Windows + X keys to open the WinX menu.

Step 2

Select Task Manager to launch it.


In this article, we discussed different methods to open and run Task Manager on Windows 11.

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