Which of these combinations will launch the Windows Task Manager?
A) Control Panel / Task Manager
C) Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Task Manager
E) Don’t click it! It’s full of tasks!
The answer: D) Ctrl-Shift-Esc
The Ctrl-Shift-Esc keystroke is a hotkey that quickly launches Task Manager. You can also right-click in the task bar and select Task Manager, Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and select Task Manager, or start the Task Manager manually by running Taskmgr.exe.
Want to know more? Watch “Managing Tasks.”
If you’re trying to resolve a Windows issue, you may need to examine the real-time performance statistics of the operating system. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Task Manager to view processes, examine resource usage, set priority on applications, and administratively terminate tasks.