Generally speaking, you can open Task Manager in a Windows 8/8.1 computer by five methods. Suppose you would like to start the app using a way different from those methods, creating a Task Manager shortcut on the desktop is probably the target you are looking for. Now, learn how to make the shortcut according to the following three steps.
Video guide on how to create Task Manager shortcut on desktop in Windows 8:
Step 1: Access the Apps screen with Windows key+Q, and click Notepad to open it.
Step 2: Enter the run command of Task Manager (i.e. taskmgr) in the Notepad.
Step 3: Save the document as CMD file.
This step can be realized by the following two procedures.
1. Tap the top-left File tab in the Notepad, and click Save As in the list to continue.
2. In the Save As window, choose Desktop, rename the file, add ".cmd" (without double quotation marks) to the file name and click Save.
In seconds, the CMD file is shown on the desktop, playing the role of the Task Manager's shortcut.
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