How to Add Quick Access to Task Manager Windows 11/10–3 Methods

Sherry li
3 min readNov 4, 2021


Summary :

Task Manager is a useful tool to view and manage running programs on a PC. If you use Task Manager frequently, it is a good idea to add quick access to it so that you can open it quickly and easily. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard puts together three ways to add quick access to Task Manager on Windows 11 and 10.

Task Manager, a task manager, system monitor, and startup manager, is a built-in program in Microsoft Windows systems. With this program, you can manage your running programs, monitoring the status of your GPU, CPU, etc. you can also control which program to launch on startup in Task Manager.

If you are using this program very frequently, or you want to save time while opening the program, you can add quick access to Task Manager on Windows 11/10.

And here are three methods to do it.

Method 1: Pin Task Manager to Taskbar

A way to add quick access to Task Manager on Windows 11/10 is to pin Task Manager to taskbar. You just need to:

Step 1: Open Task Manager.

Step 2: Right-click the Task Manager on taskbar and select Pin to taskbar.

Then close Task Manager. The Task Manager icon will be fixed to taskbar and the next time when you want to open Task Manager, you just need to click the icon.

You can also add quick access to Task Manager by pinning it to the Start menu. Windows Start menu includes a list of installed programs and features as well as some quick accesses to certain apps (on Windows 10, the list is hidden). If you want to open Task Manager quickly, it is a good idea to add it to the Start menu.

Step 1: Press Win + S to open Windows Search. Then search for Task Manager.

Step 3: Launch Task Manager from the quick access in the Start menu.

On Windows 11, there is a Pinned section. You can right-click Task Manager and move it to top.

Method 3: Add the Desktop Shortcut for Task Manager

Another way to add quick access to Task Manager on Windows 11/10 is to create a Task Manager shortcut on the desktop. Here are the detailed tutorial.

After that, you can double-click the desktop shortcut to launch Task Manager quickly.

How to run Task Manager as administrator on Windows 10? A lot of people still don’t know the answer. Now, this post shares you with 4 applicable ways.


Position: Columnist

Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.

She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.

Originally published at on November 4, 2021.