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Opening Task Manager Quickly without CTRL+ALT+DEL

Discussion in 'How-To Articles, Tips and Guides' started by htfkid2000, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. htfkid2000

    htfkid2000 New Member

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    Well this is a little known fact about Windows and it's Task Manager...
    Instead of Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and using a Cute Little Menu.....

    You could press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, Instead of opening a Cute Little Menu, it opens the Task Manager without going through a menu! This may be useful for those pesky malware that disable CTRL+ALT+DELETE, or a faster way of opening Task Manager!

    For some reason, hardly anybody knows about this!
     
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    MrXidus Super Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    I am IT Professional and I didn't even know about this. Thanks for the small tip! +1 :)
     
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    jamescv7 Well-Known Member

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    I admit it, not known at all, caused CTRL+ALT+DEL is the primary shortcut keys and everyday used.
     
  4. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Thanks for sharing to those who haven't known about it.

    I've been using Ctrl+Shift+Esc for over a year, it says much time. Ctrl+Shift+Esc is all the on the left side of my keyboard and to be honest, I never use Ctrl+Alt+Del anymore.
     
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    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    I have heard of this, but the main one I use is just Ctrl+Alt+Del. Now I know that other people use it I think I should :p Thanks +1
     
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    HeffeD Super Moderator

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    Both yield the same result on my XP SP3 machine... I'm taken straight to the task manager each time. Perhaps I've worked some Kung Fu on my system in the past and have forgotten I had done so. :s
     
  7. htfkid2000

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    That is because you have the Welcome Screen Turned On! Turning it off and you get The Cute Menu!
     
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    LoftedAphid86 Super Moderator

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    I've known about this for over a year, but I don't use it any more - I don't have Windows. ☺
     
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    Mark Regular Member

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    I right click on the taskbar and choose "Start Task Manager" then, I pin it to the taskbar.

    Thank you for sharing this method.
     
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    I've know about for over a year now. I can't believe some people don't know about it. CTRL-ALT-DELETE is annoying
     
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    Valentin N Regular Member

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    thanks for the info :) +2rep for the tip and +1 as welcome :)

    I hope you will stay and enjoy it here :)

    Take care

    Regards,
    Valentin N
     
  12. Tweak

    Tweak Regular Member

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    Little keyboard shortcuts like Windows Key and Pause/Break are great, this is one I like cause you never have to let your hand leave the mouse and I can't recall how many years I have used it but nice to drop the info for those that didn't know.
     
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    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Didn't know about this...And I've got used to CTRL+ALT+DEL. :p
    Anyway I've stoped using Task Manager..Now I'm using Process Hacker but still good trick...thank you for the share!
     
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    HeffeD Super Moderator

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    Nope. :)
     
  15. htfkid2000

    htfkid2000 New Member

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    Well...... that is weird....
    Probably something in group policy!
     
  16. bogdan

    bogdan 1 of the 4 MalwareTips Founder

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    Weird indeed :p So you are required to enter your logon credentials at startup? You turn the Welcome Screen on/off from Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users log on or off. If you have one account you don't see it though. By default is turned on so you get straight to the Task Manager if you press Ctrl+Alt+Del. Nevertheless the tip is useful for Vista and 7 that behave differently.
     
  17. acuariano

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    thanks a lot great tiop
     
  18. HeffeD

    HeffeD Super Moderator

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    I only have a single account, so that would account for it. :)
     
  19. poohkt

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    Thanks for sharing this tip.
     
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    I have always been using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC :)
     

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