How to Move Task Manager to Another Screen

How to Move Task Manager to Another Screen

Windows Task Manager is a utility that provides information about the computer’s performance and running software, including the names of running processes, CPU load, memory usage, and more. Below, we discuss how to move Task Manager to another screen.

One problem that users may run into is actually finding the task manager! Sometimes, when opening the task manager, it may appear on a different display. For instance, if you have a dual monitor setup or a three + monitor setup, you could have some difficulties tracking down the window.

Moving the Task Manager to another screen in a dual monitor setup on Windows is straightforward. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Using Mouse:
    • Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc or by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting “Task Manager” from the context menu.
    • Once the Task Manager is open, click on its window and drag it to the other screen.
  2. Using Keyboard Shortcut:
    • Ensure the Task Manager window is active by clicking on it.
    • Press Windows + Shift + Arrow Left/Arrow Right to move the Task Manager window to the left or right monitor.
  3. Using Restore Down and Drag:
    • If the Task Manager window is maximized, click the “Restore Down” button (the button between the minimize and close buttons at the top-right corner of the window) to un-maximize it.
    • Then, click and drag the title bar of the Task Manager window to the other screen.

Any of these methods will allow you to move the Task Manager to your desired screen in a dual monitor setup on Windows.

Aside from moving task manager to another screen, here is something else worth noting:

Say you have a monitor set up as well as a connected laptop. We’ll refer to the two as screens A (laptop) and screen B (monitor). If you have your two desktops open, and you move your task manager or any other window/application, for that matter, your windows will automatically open on the last window you moved to that monitor/screen, that is where it will next open. If I open task manager on screen A, and move it to screen B, it will by default open on screen B whenever it is plugged in and you open it.

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