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Ctrl+Shift+Esc will open up task manager directly.
Optionally, you can also go to Start -> Run, type taskmgr, press OK



  1. Ctrl
  2. Ctrl + Alt + Del > Click Task Manager. This is the most commonly used method.
  3. Right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager" from the popup menu .
  4. Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  5. Start > Run > taskmgr. This is handy for making a shortcut.+ Alt + Del > Click Task Manager. This is the most commonly used method.
  6. Right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager" from the popup menu .
  7. Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  8. Start > Run > taskmgr. This is handy for making a shortcut.
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