How to open the task manager?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
November 21, 2014
How to open the task manager?

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How to open the task manager?

Task Manager is a service that allows you to view applications, processes and services running on a computer. In addition, the dispatcher provides an opportunity to evaluate system performance, network statistics and view current users. Task Manager is the most important element of the system, which each user should be able to work with. In this article we will explain how to open the task manager using the example of Windows (Windows).

Quick start

Windows has a special hot key combination that allows you to quickly launch the task manager, namely, "Ctrl + Shift + Esc". Immediately after pressing a combination, you will see the dispatcher window.

Run from the control panel

If you have forgotten the "hot" combination, you can use the opportunity to launch the dispatcher from the control panel:

  1. Open the "Start" menu, then "Control Panel".
  2. In the control panel menu, locate the "System" section and click the "View running processes in Task Manager" link.
  3. Task ManagerDone!

Run using search

If you have forgotten the "hot" combination, and do not remember the path through the control panel, you can use the search.

Activate the "Start" menu, in the line "Find programs and files" enter the words "Task Manager" and wait until the system completes the search. It remains only to click on the found link.

Why do I need a task manager?

Task Manager supports a lot of options, but the most popular feature for which users use it is to close a hung program.

If a program stops responding, call the task manager in one of the ways described above, open the application's tab and in the Status column look at the status of the hung program. Most likely, you will see the inscription "Not responding". In this case, right-click on the name of the application and in the drop-down menu, select the item "Remove Task" - the program will be closed by the system, and the hang will be removed.