Pin Task Manager to Taskbar or Start Menu; Minimize Taskbar to System Tray

The Task Manager is a built-in program in Windows which lets you keep a track on running processes,  CPU, Memory, and other resource usage. It also offers you to remove programs from the Windows startup as well. Some pro users would like to have quick access to Task Manager. In this post, we will share how to pin Task Manager to Taskbar or Start Menu; and also how to minimize Taskbar to System Tray.

Open File Location of Task Manager in Windows

It is a straight forward solution, but before that, you need to know the exact location of the Task Manager. Open the Run Prompt, and copy paste the following path and hit Enter.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools

You will see the shortcut to the Task Manager. Keep this folder minimized. You can also search for Task Manager in the Start menu, and when it appears, right click and open its file location.

How to put Task Manager on Taskbar

Pin Task Manager to Taskbar or Start Menu; Minimize Taskbar to System Tray

  1. Launch the Task Manager.
  2. Next right click on the Task Manager icon on the taskbar.
  3. Click on the option Pin to taskbar.

Now even if you close the Task Manager, the icon will always be available on the Taskbar.

How to pin Task Manager to Start Menu

Pin Task Manager to Start Menu

Its odd, but option to pin the Task Manager to Start Menu is not available a straightforward as the option to Pin to Taskbar. The other way around is using the shortcut.

  1. Open the Task Manager folder (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools).
  2. Right-click on the Task Manager shortcut
  3. Click on the Pin to Start option.

Press the Start button, and the Task Manager should be available as a tile.

Minimize Taskbar to System Tray or Notification Area

Hide Task Manager to System tray

If you do not want the Task Manager to occupy space on the Taskbar, you can choose to minimize it to the system tray.

Open Task Manager, and then click on Options menu, and check Hide when minimized and Minimize on use.

Now the next time you minimize Task Manager, it will appear in the system tray.

We hope you found the steps easy to follow, and you were successful in making the changes.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

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