Viewing programs running on this computer


You can use Task Manager to see a list of the programs that are currently running on your computer. If a program doesn't appear to be responding, use Task Manager to view the status of the program.

Watch this video to learn how to view programs running on this computer (0:43)

To view programs running on this computer

  1. Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and then clicking Start Task Manager.

  2. Click the Applications tab to see a list of all the programs that are currently running on your computer and each program's status (either Running or Not Responding).

  3. If a program isn't responding and you want to close it, click the program, and then click End Task. Any unsaved changes made using the program will be lost.