How to Open Task Manager in Windows 10
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How to Open Task Manager in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can open Task Manager in many ways. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Right-click on the blank area of Taskbar and then select “Task Manager.”

Task Manager option
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Method #2

In Windows 10, you can open Task Manager using command “taskmgr” and you can use it in the following programs:

Run Command

Open Run Command Box. Type “taskmgr” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Taskmgr in Run Command Box
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Command Prompt

Open Command Prompt. Type “taskmgr” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key to open Task Manager.

Taskmgr command in Command Prompt
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Windows PowerShell

Start Windows PowerShell.

Now, enter the command “taskmgr” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Taskmgr command in Windows PowerShell
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Address Toolbar

In the Address Toolbar, enter the command “taskmgr” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Taskmgr command in the Address Toolbar
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File Explorer Address Bar

Press Windows key + E, and it will open up File Explorer.

In the File Explorer Address Bar, type taskmgr and then press “Enter.”

Taskmgr command in the File Explorer Address Bar
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Method #3

Open Start Menu. Now, find and open “Windows System.” Within that folder, you can see “Task Manager” beneath “Run.”

Task Manager within Windows System folder of Start Menu
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Click on it.

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Method #4

Open Start Menu. Type task and you can see “Task Manager” in the result.

Search result showing Task Manager
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Click on it.

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Method #5

Press Ctrl + Shift + Escape keys to launch Task Manager.

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Method #6

Press Alt + Ctrl + Delete. It will bring up a Windows Security Screen. Click “Task Manager,” and that is all.

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Method #7

Press Windows key + X (or right-click on the Start button) to open “Power User Menu.” Within that, you can see “Task Manager.”

Task Manager option in Power User Menu
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Click on it.

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Method #8

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder (To open System32 folder directly: open Run Command. Type system32 and press “Enter” key).

Find and double click “Taskmgr” file.

Taskmgr file in System32 folder
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Method #9

Open Run Command. Type “control” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key. It will open up the Control Panel.

Now, in the Search Control Panel box at the top right corner of the screen, enter “task” (without double quotes).

In the search result, find and click “Task Manager” (which you can find it under “System”).

Control Panel search showing Task Manager
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