Ctrl-Alt-Del

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Ctrl-Alt-Del

The key combination in Windows that enables a user to terminate an unresponsive application. When all three keys are pressed at the same time, the Task Manager utility is launched, which displays all open applications. It also enables the user to shut down the computer.

First used to reboot DOS PCs, the keystrokes were chosen by IBM in 1981 to ensure users would not accidentally press them. The delete key is at the opposite end of the keyboard from the Ctrl and Alt keys. See Command-Option-Escape and Win Task Manager.


End a Task in Windows 8.1
Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows 8.1 displays a menu in which Task Manager is one of the options.
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The program is designed to stop an unauthorized force quit or uninstallation, also all the data is backed up in case there is a data deletion.
"The single biggest misconception about iOS is that it's good digital hygiene to force quit apps that you aren't using," Gruber wrote.
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You will also have the option to Hide, Quit and Force Quit running applications.

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