The Task Manager is a built-in Windows program that allows you to track the progress of ongoing processes, CPU, memory and other resources. It also offers you to remove programs from Windows startup. Some business users would like quick access to the task manager. In this article, we will explain how to pin the task manager to the taskbar or the Start menu; and also how to reduce the taskbar to the system tray.
This is a simple solution, but before that you must know the exact location of the task manager. Open the prompt, copy and paste the following path and press Enter.
C: ProgramData Microsoft Windows Start Menu Programs System Tools
You will see the shortcut to the task manager. Keep this folder reduced. You can also search the Task Manager on the Start menu. When it is displayed, right-click and open its location.
How to put the task manager on the taskbar
- Launch the task manager.
- Then right-click on the task manager icon in the taskbar.
- Click on the option Pin to the taskbar.
Now, even if you close the task manager, the icon will still be available in the taskbar.
How to Pin Task Manager to Start Menu
Its strange, but the option to pin the Task Manager to the Start menu is not available as simple to pin to the taskbar. The reverse is to use the shortcut.
- Open the Task Manager folder (C: ProgramData Microsoft Windows Start Menu Programs System Tools).
- Right click on the task manager shortcut
- Click the Pin to Start option.
Tap the Start button. The task manager should be available as a mosaic dataset.
Reduce the taskbar in the notification area or in the notification area
If you do not want the task manager to occupy the taskbar, you can choose to minimize it in the system tray.
Open the Task Manager, then click on the Options menu and check Hide when minimized and minimize when using.
The next time you minimize the Task Manager, it will appear in the system tray.
We hope you have found the easy steps to follow and that you have made the changes.