If you have multiple monitors set up on your computer, you may have encountered the issue of not being able to open the task manager on your desired monitor. By default, the task manager will open on your primary monitor, but there are ways to make it open on your second monitor. In this article, we will discuss how to open task manager on your second monitor.
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
The quickest and easiest way to open task manager on your second monitor is by using keyboard shortcuts. Simply press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” on your keyboard and the task manager will open on your primary monitor. Then, press “Alt + Spacebar” to open the task manager’s menu and use the arrow keys to navigate to “Move”. Press “Enter” and then use the arrow keys to move the task manager to your desired monitor. Once it is on the correct monitor, press “Enter” again to lock it in place.
Changing Task Manager Settings
Another way to make task manager open on your second monitor is by changing the settings within the task manager itself. Open the task manager on your primary monitor and click on “Options” in the menu bar. Then, select “Always on top” to ensure that the task manager stays on top of all other windows. Next, click on “View” and select “CPU history” to open a new window. Drag this window to your desired monitor and close the task manager on your primary monitor. The next time you open the task manager, it will open on your second monitor.
Using Display Settings
If you have multiple monitors set up, you can also change the display settings to make task manager open on your second monitor. Right-click on your desktop and select “Display settings”. Scroll down to the “Multiple displays” section and click on “Identify” to see which monitor is labeled as “1” and “2”. Then, click on the monitor labeled as “2” and check the box next to “Make this my main display”. This will make your second monitor the primary display and the task manager will open on it by default.
Using Third-Party Software
There are also third-party software options available that can help you open task manager on your second monitor. These programs allow you to customize which monitor the task manager opens on and can also provide additional features and customization options. Some popular options include DisplayFusion, Actual Multiple Monitors, and MultiMonitorTool.
By using keyboard shortcuts, changing task manager settings, adjusting display settings, or using third-party software, you can easily open task manager on your second monitor. This can be especially useful for those who use their second monitor for work or gaming and need quick access to the task manager. Try out these methods and see which one works best for you. Do you have any other tips for opening task manager on a specific monitor? Let us know in the comments.