Get to Task Manager with a 3 button shortcut in Windows 7

By at 20 June, 2011, 5:35 pm

Broken COntrol KeyBy now, anyone using windows should be familiar with the 3 finger salute: Control+Alt+Delete, which in Windows XP or earlier opened the Task Manager. You could use Task Manager to kill frozen programs or specific processes. However, that changed in Windows Vista and now in Windows 7. In Vista and Windows 7, this key combination opens something different and you need to navigate using your mouse to open the Task Manager, but there's a better way. More after the break.Lifehacker in Go Directly to the Task Manager Using Your Keyboard reminds us that "the entire point of using keyboard shortcuts is to avoid having to use the mouse." But if Control + Alt + Delete doesn't work for us any longer, what will? Use Control + Shift  + Escape to bypass the new menu that opens with the old 3 finger salute of Control Alt Delete and go directly to the Task Manager once again. As I've said time and again, sometimes, it;s the little things that count.

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Jason Ken June 27, 2011

I’m a relatively new Windows user and recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on my laptop.
I do not want to advertise which user accounts are available on my laptop and would prefer the standard Ctl-Alt-Del
method of logging in.
I tried the various steps of accessing password management, went to the Advanced tab, but the “Require
users to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete” check box is grayed out.
I am the administrator on this lap top, so I am at a loss.
Is this not possible with Home Premium?
Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance,

Ken Reed

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