Create Task Manager Shortcuts: How to add access, pin the Task Manager on Windows 11

Windows 11 task manager

The Task Manager popularly referred to as Windows Task Manager, is a task manager, system monitor, and startup manager included with Microsoft Windows systems. At the time of writing this guide, you cannot open the Task Manager in Windows 11 just by right-clicking on the Taskbar. This post will show you various ways to open Task Manager in Windows 11, and shall discuss how to “create Task Manager Shortcut on Windows”. Kindly refer to these related guides: Process Explorer: Replace built-in Task Manager, and how to enable and disable automatic startup in Windows 11.

The task mgr can be launched in any of the following ways. Via the “Run command, PowerShell, Command Prompt, and the File Explorer etc”. Kindly refer to these similar guides: Enable or disable startup programs: How to view or change programs that run on startup. How to stop Cisco Webex Meetings from starting up automatically on macOS, how to stop Zoom App from launching automatically at startup on Mac,

Add the Task Manager access to the Start menu or Taskbar

Since the Windows 10 taskbar isn’t accessible. We will find the Task Manager and pin it to the start menu or taskbar. To do this, please follow the steps below.

Open Start or use the search button as shown below. Search for Task Manager and click the best match (result) to open the app. Right-click the icon and select the Pin to taskbar or Start.

Task manger pin to Start - pin to taskbar

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Add the Task Manager shortcut to the Desktop

Most users are used to having shortcuts on their desktops. If you’re a user wanting the task manager item on your desktop, you’ve come to the right place. Kindly follow the below steps to do this.

Right-click a space on the desktop and select New
- And choose the Shortcut option in the submenu as shown below.
create Shortcut

This will open the shortcut wizard. If you are ok with the name “taskmgr.exe”, then click on Finish.

I wish to name it “Task Manager” and will click on Finish”

Type in Shortcut name
Click Finish

As you can see below, we have successfully created the Task Manager on the Desktop. Here is a related guide: manage automatic login on macOS: Fix username greyed out for automatic login. And start an application automatically on Mac.

Task Manger ShortCut is now available

To launch the Task Manager, double-click on it and you can see below. We have successfully created a shortcut on the desktop and can access the Task Manager from there.

double-click to Launch

I hope you found this blog post on Create Task Manager Shortcut on Windows on helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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