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How To: Create a Shortcut for Task Manager

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Right-click anywhere on your desktop, and point to New, then click Shortcut. In the wizard that appears, type taskmgr.exe. Click Next, and type the name you want for this shortcut. Click Finish.
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Do the following (on WinXP):

Go "Search" for "taskmgr."

This should lead you to "taskmgr" in your C:\\Windows\\system32. Right click this and "Send to Desktop (Create Shortcut)."

As a bonus option, you can configure it to start minimized in your system tray: Click on the shortcut you just created, click on "View," and select all the options. Then right click the shortcut, select "Properties," and under "Run" select "Minimized."

Presto! A Task Manager shortcut on your desktop, and it'll go to your system tray on activation.

Edit: D'oh! I thought you needed a how-to...
    
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Or in vista there is a shortcut when you right click the bottom bar....
    
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Do the following (on WinXP):

Go "Search" for "taskmgr."

This should lead you to "taskmgr" in your C:Windowssystem32. Right click this and "Send to Desktop (Create Shortcut)."

As a bonus option, you can configure it to start minimized in your system tray: Click on the shortcut you just created, click on "View," and select all the options. Then right click the shortcut, select "Properties," and under "Run" select "Minimized."

Presto! A Task Manager shortcut on your desktop, and it'll go to your system tray on activation.

Edit: D'oh! I thought you needed a how-to...

I did! Then I realized how easy it was to do, so I quickly turned this into a "How To". REP for the help though!
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Or in vista there is a shortcut when you right click the bottom bar....
That's also in XP.
    
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Originally Posted by kingsnake2 View Post
Or in vista there is a shortcut when you right click the bottom bar....
this is easier then even creating the shortcut on the desktop.. haha
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