Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+Shift+Esc keyboard shortcut

Ctrl+Shift+Esc is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl and Shift key, and while continuing to hold, press and Esc.

Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Microsoft Windows

In Microsoft Word, pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc opens the Microsoft Windows Task Manager in all versions of Windows since Windows 95.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms, Task Manager