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How to end a program via the Task Manager in Windows 11

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Task Manager, previously referred to as Windows Task Manager, is a task manager, system monitor, and startup manager included with Microsoft Windows systems. The Task Manager is a very vital tool that helps everyone that uses Windows in dealing with resources utilizing the CPU, RAM, disk, or network resources. As at the time of writing this guide, you cannot open the Task Manager in Windows 11 just by right-clicking on the Taskbar. You may want to see this guides on how to open and access the Task Manager “how to add access, pin the Task Manager on Windows 11” and “how to enable and disable automatic startup in Windows 11“. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to enable and disable automatic startup in Windows 11, 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,

The Task Manager is one of the oldest Windows programs and one of the best if you want to control which programs and processes are active on your system and which resources they bind.The Task Manager is a professional tool that sometimes requires a lot of PC experience to utilize all that it has to offer.

To launch the Task Manager, click on start or search for the Task Manager as shown below. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, then click Task Manager.

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This will open the Task Manager. Since I wish to show you how to end (stop) and application from running. Sekect the application from the list of apps and click on End Task.

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You may also want to determine the CPU utilization, and Memory etc. Then all you need to do is to click on the “More details” as shown in the image above. You can also launch the resource monitor and this provides a quick summary of overall CPU, disk, network and memory utilization.

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Note: The easiest and quickest way to close a locked up or frozen program when running Windows 11 is with the traditional keyboard shortcut of Alt+F4. When pressed simultaneously, they should immediately close down a non-responsive application. Kindly refer to these related guides: Process Explorer: Replace built-in Task Manager, how to enable and disable automatic startup in Windows 11Various 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.

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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