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Quick Tip: Make a Shortcut To Kill “Not Responding” Applications

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Windows-7, Windows-vista, Windows-xp

"Not responding" applications can be very annoying more than that it's time to kill each of them. To save time we will show you how to create a shortcut to kill "Not responding" applications quickly.

On your desktop "Right Click" New->Shortcut

A wizard will appear in the label under "Type the location of the item"

Enter the code below

taskkill.exe /f /fi "status eq not responding"

Click "Next" then enter a name for the shortcut.

When an application stops responding and annoy you just run the shortcut and it will do the job for you.

Note: When an application stops responding and you run the shortcut to kill it all your unsaved work will be deleted.