Users can't turn on Task Manager via Taskbar on Windows 11?

Many people find that they can no longer turn on the Task Manager from the taskbar on Windows 11, So why did Microsoft remove this feature?

The upcoming Windows 11 brings many interesting changes. In addition to the obvious changes and improvements such as the taskbar, the new Start Menu, etc., some smaller changes and tweaks were discovered only when more users started experiencing Windows 11.

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One of them is Task Manager. This is the basic tool that many Windows users will need to monitor system performance or kill suspended processes.

In previous versions of Windows, including in Windows 10, users could quickly launch Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar, then clicking on Task Manager in the context menu.

However, on Windows 11, this option is no longer available because Microsoft has disabled the context menu on the taskbar to keep the experience as simple as possible.

How to enable Task Manager in Windows 11

Many people will wonder where the Task Manager is now and whether Microsoft will remove this tool. But the good news is that this tool has not disappeared, but users can turn it on at any time.

One of the simplest ways is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Del > click Task Manager or Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the Windows icon to open the context menu, in which you can click Task Manager as before.

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Another way is to search with the keyword "task manager". At this point, the application icon will display for you to directly access. Interestingly, you can pin it to the taskbar by clicking the "Pin to taskbar" button for easy access.

Also on Microsoft's Feedback Hub, many users urged Microsoft to restore the context menu when right-clicking on the taskbar.

Jen Gentleman, a Microsoft engineer, explained in a reply on Feedback Hub: "Thank you very much for letting us know. Although we will continue to pay close attention to your feedback to reference for similar features like this but currently on Windows 11 you can right click the Start Menu button to quickly open the Task Manager Also you can also quickly press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to Open Task Manager".

Microsoft is currently reviewing the feedback and will consider it further before deciding whether to bring the feature back in future updates.