How to Open Task Manager in Windows 11 (All Ways)

    Task Manager is a system monitor tool that comes preinstalled in every version of Windows OS and so does in Windows 11. It helps users in monitoring CPU usage, memory usage, disk usage, and background processes.

    Apart from that, one of the best features of Task Manager is that it helps in force closing apps or programs that aren’t responding or become inactive. So it’s a life savior.

    Different users make use of Task Manager according to their requirements. We have already cover shortcuts to open Task Manager in Windows 10.

    Open Task Manager in Windows 11

    In case, you’ve recently installed or upgraded to Windows 11, then you might have noticed the user interface is totally changed as compared to Windows 10. Due to this reason, the steps to open Task Manager in Windows 11 also changed.

    To help you out, here in this article we will be listing all the ways to open the task manager in Windows 11.

    From WINX Menu

    Right-click on the Start button to open the WINX menu (Alternatively press WIN + X keys) and then select Task Manager.

    Open task manager in Windows 11 from Winx menu

    Task Manager Key combination

    There is also a shortcut key to access the task manager. To access task manager, press the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo, and task manager will open up on your PC.

    Alternatively, you can use CTRL + ALT + DELETE key combination, this will open up a CAD screen with various open, select Task Manager to open it.

    Using Start Menu

    Open the Start menu by click on the Start icon or by pressing the Windows key. In the start menu, search for Task manager, and click on the first result.

    Open task manager in Windows 11 from Search menu

    Alternatively, you can also click on the Search icon to do the same.

    Using Command Prompt

    Search Command prompt in the start menu and when it appears in results, click to open it.

    Open task manager in Windows 11 from Command  Prompt

    In the command terminal, type the command taskmgr and hit Enter. This will open Task Manager on your PC.

    Using Run Dialog Box

    Another way to access the task manager is using the run dialog box. Press the Windows + R key combo to open the run dialog box.

    In the run dialog box, type taskmgr and click on OK to open the task manager.

    Open task manager in Windows 11 from Run dialog box

    Using File Explorer

    You can also open Task Manager from File Explorer. For that, Press WIN + E to open File Explorer.

    In the address bar copy-paste this: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe and hit enter. This will open Task Manager.

    Open task manager in Windows 11 from File Explorer

    So these are some of the possible ways on how to open Task Manager on Windows 11 PC. In case, you know any other ways, then feel free to share with us in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
    Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Traveler, and Webmaster. (

    Recent Articles

    Related Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.