From time to time, when one of your programs is misbehaving, you’ll need to open the task manager to force it to quit. Many people access it by pressing CTRL+ALT+Delete and choosing “Start Task Manager” from the menu.
However, if you use Windows 7, there is a much quicker way to pull it up.
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The shortcut you need to remember is CTRL+Shift+Esc. Instead of having to go through a menu, the task manager will appear automatically.