Task manager is the default monitoring application in Windows Operating Systems. We can control many system activities like ‘End Process’, ‘New Task’ etc using task manager. If our computer is in a problem or hang, then we have to open task manager to close the hanged software using task manager.
These are 6 methods to open your task manager normally.
Ø Just Press Control, Shift, and Escape keys from your keyboard simultaneously (‘Ctrl’ + ‘Shift’ + ‘Esc’). You will get your Task manager. This is the simple keyboard shortcut to open default talk manager. But this shortcut may not available on Windows XP but available in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Ø Right click on ‘Taskbar’, from given menu, click on ‘Start Task Manger’. This is the easiest way to open task manager, and this method is available in all Operation System even XP.
Ø Just press Alt, Control and Delete keys simultaneously (‘Alt’ + ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Delete’). Now you will get about 5 options. Click on ‘Start Task Manager’ (may be at last). This method works well on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. But in Windows XP, this shortcut directly opens the task manager.
Ø Open run, (Window key + 'R'), then type: taskmgr and press OK button. Or open ‘command prompt’ (cmd) and type taskmgr and press ‘Enter key’.
Ø Type this in Run and press OK: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe or browse to the location ‘C:\Windows\System32’ and find ‘taskmgr’ or ‘taskmgr.exe’ then open it.
Ø Search for taskmgr in search box in task menu. Then open taskmgr.
All above methods are working will on latest operating system such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. But, in Windows XP, first method will not work in some service packs and third method will give you Task Manager directly.
We suggest ‘Auslogics Task Manager’ to use instead of Windows default task manager. It is more advance and easy to use than default task manager even in Windows 8. So we think ‘Auslogics Task Manager’ the best alternative to Windows default task manager.