This tip was submitted to us by Marvin and it is a timely tip And it applies to all versions of Windows too!
One of the most important Windows utilities is Task Manager. And there may be times, when you cannot access Task Manager in the usual ways (right-clicking on your taskbar selecting Task Manager from the menu).While on Windows XP you can access the Task Manager using Ctrl+Alt+Delete, on Windows Vista and Windows using that shortcut brings up a menu of items, one of which is the Task Manager.
But this keyboard shortcut works the same on all versions of Windows and it’s one you should commit to memory. If you become infected with malware this may be the only way to access the Task Manager. It your mouse becomes disabled or Windows becomes non-responsive, you might find you can open the Task Manger directly using this shortcut.
You’re waiting for the shortcut aren’t you? OK here it is: