Open Task Manager on Windows 11 computer

We look at three quick ways to open the task manager on a Windows 11 computer. Task Manager is an app on the Windows computer. It allows you to manage applications or tasks that may be running on your computer at a given point of time.

The quickest and simplest way is to search for ‘Task Manager’ on the Windows 11 search box. The search box can be found on the Windows toolbar, right next to the Start icon.

The screenshot below shows the search box on a Windows 11 computer.

Task Manager through search box on Windows 11

If you prefer to use the keyboard shortcuts, you can bring up the context menu for Windows 11 utilities and open the task manager from the menu.

  • Press Windows + X keys simultaneously (Win + X)
  • This will bring up the context menu with Windows 11 management options.
  • We will pick ‘Task Manager’ from the context menu

A direct shortcut to open Task Manager using this approach would be to press Win + X + T key combination. The ‘T’ key combination corresponds to ‘Task Manager’.

The screenshot below shows the exact context menu options that can be seen on a Windows 11 computer.

Win X and T key shortcut to open Task Manager

Finally, Task Manager can be opened on a Windows computer by pressing the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Del’ keys simultaneously. This should bring up the options to restart your computer. You will also see ‘Task Manager’ as one of the options after pressing the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Del’ keys.

Click on the ‘Task Manager’ option after pressing the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Del’ keys on the Windows 11 computer.

Summary

In this Windows 11 tutorial, we learned 3 quick ways to open Task Manager on a Windows 11 computer. We will reiterate these methods hereunder for ready reference:

  • Open Task Manager from the search box
  • Open Task Manager with a keyboard shortcut involving Windows Key + X + T. All these three keys need to be pressed simultaneously.
  • Open Task Manager after pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del keys simultaneously and then choosing ‘Task Manager’ from the subsequent screen
Rajesh Dhawan

Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.