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When the game freeze, I can't access the task manager by using crtl alt delete, because the game screen covers the task manager and I can't click on the task manager. The game screen being in lower resolution than my desktop resolution. Is there a way to shut down skyrim without logging out of Windows?

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  • Does alt+tab work? – Lord Harkon Oct 22 '16 at 21:56
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Use Win + R to open the Run prompt and type taskkill /IM TESV.exe /FEnter to kill off the Skyrim process.

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  • I assume you have to type blindly? – user598527 Oct 24 '16 at 9:13
  • If you can't see it (which is probably the case), yes. – 3ventic Oct 25 '16 at 17:42
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On Windows 10 it is possible to have multiple desktops, and to move the unresponsive Skyrim window to the other desktop so it's no longer blocking access to Task Manager:

  1. Use Win+Tab to bring up the window switcher.
  2. Click New Desktop in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Hover over Desktop 1 (at the bottom of the screen) to get the windows back.
  4. Drag and drop the unresponsive TESV.exe window onto Desktop 2.
  5. Use Win+Tab to cancel the window switcher.

You can now use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager as normal.

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  • Does this method work when even <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>Delete</kbd> has no effect? – user598527 Oct 23 '16 at 17:44
  • @user598527: In my experience, when Skyrim crashes, Ctrl+Alt+Delete does work to a point, but once you click "Task Manager", it goes wrong because the TESV.exe window obstinately covers the Task Manager window. – Kevin Oct 23 '16 at 17:54
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Enable always on top in task manager options.

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    alt+o, alt+a to enable it blindly, at least on windows 10. – 3ventic Oct 25 '16 at 17:45
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    @3ventic: alt + o + a actually. – user598527 Oct 25 '16 at 18:00

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