Question: Have you ever been in a situation where you are developing a website, playing games, or doing some other tasks on your computer, and all of a sudden, everything got frozen? When this happens, it becomes difficult to run the Task Manager tool to know what caused the problem. In this situation, you need to know how to move Task Manager to other monitor.
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When your system freezes or you don’t want to interrupt the video game you are playing, but urgently want to open the Task Manager to know which programs and apps should be closed to improve the system productivity. You need to learn how to move Task Manager to another screen without issues.
It doesn’t matter the kind of system you are using. Whether Windows or Mac, at some point you need to open the Task Manager in other to monitor and keep tabs of the running processes and programs once in a while.
But how can you move the Task Manager while using multiple monitors or screens? That is what I am going to teach you today. But before then, let us look at what Task Manager is.
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What is Task Manager?
For the sake of those doesn’t know what Task Manager is all about. This is the basic idea. Task Manager is a system component that allows you to monitor memory usage, processor usage, storage drive usage, network usage, and all running processes. Through it, it is possible to force the closing of programs and processes, in addition to locating the installation directory of software. With it, the task of identifying problematic processes that may be occurring becomes easier.
Having said that, it should be noted that Windows and Mac have their individual method of opening and moving the Task Manager to other monitor. Keep reading.
How to move Task Manager to another screen using Windows
To start with, the Task Manager is available in all versions of Microsoft Windows, including the latest Windows 11. For this reason, I am going to break the methods of how to move or open Task Manager on another monitor into parts, depending on the Windows version.
For Windows 8
If you are using the Microsoft Windows 8 or lower versions, here is what you need to do:
- Press Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut: Enables the Windows snap keyboard. Simply use the arrows in the direction to move.
- Press Windows+Arrow keys: Move a screen aside. Click on the keys several times until the task manager window reaches another screen.
- Finally, go to the screen Settings > Display tab> Select the monitor to move the Taskbar> Click the Multiple displays setting. You will need to go back to the previous screen before ending the task.
For Windows 10 or Windows 11
Now, if you are using Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions, this is what you should do:
- Right-click on the taskbar.
- Scroll down and click on the task manager.
- Move the task manager to your desired location.
- Lock the taskbar.
How to move Task Manager to another screen using Mac
Just like Microsoft Windows, the Task Manager tool is also available on Mac. But it is not called “Task Manager”, rather it is known as “Activity Monitor“. The same function Task Manager performs in Windows, is also what the Activity Monitor does in Mac.
Now, to move the Task Manager or Activity Monitor to other monitor, you need to do the following:
- When there are multiple activity or task screens opened, move your mouse pointer to a grayed out inactive screen.
- Now move it with your cursor to the bottom of the screen where you would want it to be.
This will take the “Activity monitor” to the new screen and disappear from the old one.
10 Ways to open Task Manager
We have already highlighted some possible ways you can open the task manager tool on your computer. You may want to check it out. And please, do well to share the post.