Tiny tip of the day – go directly to Task Manager

Tiny tip of the day – go directly to Task Manager

Windows software (e.g AutoCAD) taking way too long to perform a certain operation? Apparently stuck in an endless loop? Won’t stop even when you hit Esc? Need to end the task so you can try something else instead? Not even hitting the red X in the corner works? Then you might find this tiny tip handy.

Ctrl+Shift+Esc takes you directly to Task Manager.

Do not hit Ctrl+Alt+Del. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Enjoy!


  1. James Maeding

    been trying to teach that to my users for years.
    They always try to use two hands and can’t fit them into the space needed on keyboard. Like a game of mini twister, its comical. I’m like, uh, use one hand….

  2. Probably second only to Windows Key + L to lock in terms of frequency.

    Next challenge is teaching people “Not Responding” sometimes means “Still working and too busy to respond, try waiting a bit” rather than “I’ve crashed”.

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