How to open the task manager on another monitor?

Moving the task manager to another monitor is super easy. You cannot trust a single monitor for heavier games and video editing. Therefore, you must learn to move your task manager to the other monitor.

Before initiating, let me mention that these methods are only effective for multiple monitor settings. For remote monitors, one will need software like team viewer, etc.

In this article, I am sharing the method to open task managers in another monitor.

Steps to open/move task manager to another monitor

Let us see what keys you must press to shift your task manager to another monitor. Before we start, let me mention that it’s super easy. You don’t need to think much. It does not require any connections of cables and wires.

How to open the task manager on another monitor?

However, the method can be different for different OS. We will discuss them one by one.

For Windows 10 and 11

Windows 10 and 11 come with slightly different setups. Therefore, you cannot run the same applications on it, while using the same keys.

The best part is, moving the taskbar in Windows 11 and 10 is quite easier than in Windows 7.

  • Click on the settings of your PC.
  • Open the task manager by using Alt + Shift + Delete.
  • There you will see an option to relocate the Task Manager.
  • Use your mouse pointer to drag Task Manager from the 1st monitor to the 2nd monitor.
  • As the result, The Next time when you open task manager, it will open on the second screen rather than the first screen.

Opening task manager/taskbar on another monitor when the primary monitor is lagging.

While playing complete games on your computer, often the screen freezes. It is a very terrible condition for online gamers.

Worry not, and it can be solved in the following ways.

Using a virtual desktop

Have you ever heard of the virtual desktop? Well, it is a very useful feature accessible in almost every window. You can check it whenever your computer is lagging.

  • The first thing you need is to open the switcher. To do so, press the tab and Windows keys together.
  • Then press the + key. It will initiate and open a new desktop. It will seem empty. This is the virtual desktop.
  • Now, on this virtual desktop, where nothing is frozen, you can easily open the task manager and settle all your PC issues.

Using “ALT+CTRL+Delete”

We usually use the keys “ALT+CTRL+Delete” to open the task manager in the primary monitor. However, if you alter it by missing the CTRL button, it can help you.

Using Alt+Tab

If you are using multiple screens, and one of them gets frozen while used. Then you can try the Alt+Tab buttons. It is a bit tricky, and you must press these buttons several times.

Once press the Alt+Tab and the task manager will open up. Then you need to repeatedly press the windows and the arrow keys. It might take some time, but after a few minutes, the task manager will possibly open up in another monitor.


This is it; opening the task manager and taskbar on another monitor is super easy. All you need to do is press the selected keys for it. However, you must also be pretty aware of your situation, for multiple monitors it can be a different trick, while for remote ones it is different, and for that, you will need some software.

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