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


The Task Manager popularly referred to as Windows Task Manager, is a task manager, system monitor, and startup manager included with Microsoft Windows systems. As 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. Kindly refer to these related guides: Process Explorer: Replace built-in Task Manager, how to enable and disable automatic startup in Windows 11, Various methods on how to launch Windows Task Manager, how to Launch macOS Activity Monitor (Task Manager) from the Utility and Terminal (Command Line), how to forcefully kill or stop a process in Windows, and how to view or change programs that run on startup.

The taskmgr can be launched in any of the following ways, "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

Because the taskbar isn’t available to us as it was in Windows 10, there is a need to locate 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.


Add the Task Manager shortcut to the Desktop

Most users are use to having shortcuts on their desktops. If you are this type of user and would like to have the task manager item on your desktop, you are 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.

This will open the shortcut wizard. If you are ok with the name “taskmgr.exe”, then click on Finish.
– I wish t name it “Task Manager” and will click on Finish”

As you can see below, we have successfull created the Task Manager on the Desktop. Here is a related guide: How to enable or disable automatic login on macOS: Fix username greyed out for automatic login, and how to start an application automatically on Mac.


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.


I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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