CTRL+ALT+DEL = Task Manager in Vista?

Posted January 30, 2007 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

Why can’t the ole three-finger shuffle directly bring up the task manager in vista like it did in XP? Here is how to find your friendly task manager in vista with one shortcut.


CTRL+ALT+DEL no longer brings up the task manager in vista. Sorry.

Since vista is is of the NT lineage, this has been changed to the NT behavior. Who know why. Complain and whine. Complain and whine.

Or just learn the new keyboard combination for the task manager:

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Go ahead and practice it a few times now.

You can also right click on the task bar to pull up the task manager as well…

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