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Windows 7: Simpler access to "Task Manager"

04 Jan 2014   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Simpler access to "Task Manager"

When I want "TaskManager", it is often in an urgent situation ...
... like a lockup or when I want to see running services/apps immediately

In WinXP Ctrl+Alt+Delete opened taskmgr.exe

In Win7, Ctrl+Alt+Delete opens an intermediate screen with 7 options of which only one is "Start Task Manager"
  • Lock Computer
  • Switch User
  • LogOff
  • Change Password
  • Start Task Manager
  • ... plus ... two buttons "Ease of Access" and Shutdown Options"

Apart from "Task Manager" nothing else is ever "urgent". All the "others" are available in a multiplicity of locations/methods.
I have considered creating a custom Windows shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Delete), but thought I should check here first.
From a sevenforums search:=tskmgr.exe ... the closest result I found was Replace Taskmanager with Resource Monitor?
A shortcut on Start might not always be available during lockups ... and on TaskBar ... to easy to click.
Is there an existing alternative key-combination for "Task manager" ?
Or can the "intermediate" window be disabled and still allow tskmgr.exe to run with Ctrl+Alt+Delete ?

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Push ctrl+shift+esc for an automatic launch. I know it works on windows 7, but I don't see why it wouldn't on any other OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Works on 8 and 8.1 as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jan 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In addition if it may help: Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut
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