Task Manager gets new shortcuts on Windows 11 22H2

The new version of Task Manager includes new shortcuts for better navigation and actions.

Task Manager shortcuts
Task Manager shortcuts
  • Microsoft adds new shortcuts to use Task Manager on Windows 11 22H2.
  • The shortcuts let you end processes, run new tasks, and turn Efficiency Mode on or off.
  • You also get shortcuts to cycle through the tabs.

The new Task Manager for Windows 11 is expected to ship several new keyboard shortcuts to improve navigation and usability. As part of the Windows 11 22H2 development, Microsoft is working on updating the Task Manager app with a new design using rounded corners, mica material, and new iconography to match the design language of the OS, and it appears that new shortcuts are on the way as well.

Starting with build 22598, Windows 11 comes with an updated version of the redesigned Task Manager that introduces at least five new keyboard shortcuts, including:

  • Alt + E – ends the selected process.
  • Alt + N – opens the dialog to run a new task.
  • Alt + V – turns “Efficiency Mode” on or off.
  • Ctrl + Tab – Cycles through the tabs in the navigation area.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab –  Cycles through the tabs in the navigation area in reverse.

The app has other shortcuts as well. You only need to press the “Alt” key to display the trigger letter displayed on the interface.

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