While using Windows 10, you will sometimes feel the need to open the task manager, either to end a process, to see which apps are using more CPU or memory, to check if virtualization is enabled on your computer and more.


This post provides a list of ways to open Task Manager on Windows 10.

  1. The fastest way to open Task Manager is to press CTRL + Shift + Esc at the same time.
  2. Right-click on an empty area on the taskbar, then select Task Manager
  3. Right click on Start, then click Task Manager
  4. Press Windows key + X, then click Task Manager
  5. Go to the Windows 10 search bar, type task manager, and then click Task Manager in the search result.
  6. Press CTRL + Alt + Delete at the same time, then click Task Manager
  7. Press Windows key + R, type taskmgr in the run window and click OK.
  8. Go to the Windows 10 search bar, type cmd, then click Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt window, type taskmgr, then press Enter.

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