Access Task Manager

Before you start…

Window’s Task Manager is a very useful tool for a number of reasons. You can use Window’s Task Manager to:

  • View several system performance metrics.
  • View detailed information about all of the applications (software) and processes (tasks) that are currently running on your computer.
  • End applications that are not responding.

If you have an additional question, please send an email to Tech Help or call 937-766-7905. We would be happy to assist you.

Accessing Task Manager

 

Method 1

  1. Press and hold down the following keys: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del].
  2. Click “Start Task Manager.”
  3. Choose either the “Applications,” “Performance,” or “Processes” tab.

 

 Method 2

  1. Press and hold down the following keys: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc] keys.
  2. Choose either the “Applications,” “Performance,” or “Processes” tab.

 

Method 3

  1. Right-click the task bar (the blue bar that contains the Start Button).
  2. Click “Start Task Manager.”
  3. Choose either the “Applications,” “Performance,” or “Processes” tab.

Method 4

  1. Right-click your desktop.
  2. Select “New” > Click “Shortcut.”
  3. Type “taskmgr.exe” into the text box that pops up > Choose [Next].
  4. Type “Task Manager” into the pop-up dialogue box > Select [Finish].
  5. Double-click the new icon to open the Task Manager. Choose either the “Applications,” “Performance,” or “Processes” tab.

Ending a non-responsive program

After opening Task Manager,

  1. Select the “Applications” tab.
  2. Click the task that is not responding.
  3. Click [End Task]. If a dialogue box displays explaining the program is not responding, click [End Now].

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