How to kill all unresponsive program processes in Windows 11

Xiaobai Software  2022-03-22 13: 56  read 310 views

An unresponsive program is a relatively common type of software crash, and when the program you are using stops responding to your actions, it may have crashed.The error message for a non-responder process says: "The application is not responding, do you want to end this process?"

Occasionally, multiple tasks or processes stop responding.In this case, a shortcut that kills all unresponsive program processes might occasionally come in handy.Next, we will show you how toWindows 11Set a shortcut to terminate all unresponsive program processes.

How to set a desktop shortcut to kill all unresponsive programs

Desktop shortcuts are not just for opening software.You can also add shortcuts to the desktop to run Command Prompt commands. Taskkill.exe is a command you can use to killWindows 11All unresponsive program processes in .You can set a desktop shortcut that executes the command as follows:

1. Right-click an area on the desktop and select New.

2. Select the Shortcut option on the submenu of the context menu.


3. Enter this command in the Location box:

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

4. Select the "Next" option.


5. Delete the text in the Name box.Then enter Task Kill in that text box.

6. Click Finish to add the new Task Kill shortcut to the desktop.

7. To add the icon to the Task Kill shortcut, right-click the shortcut and select Properties.

8. Press the Change Icon button and click OK at the dialog prompt.


9. Select an appropriate icon from the Shell32 folder and click the OK button.

10. Click "Apply" to save.

You cannot try this shortcut without any unresponsive software processes to kill.However, as soon as the software freezes, you can click the desktop shortcut to quickly kill the unresponsive process.

Do you prefer taskbar or start menu shortcuts to desktop shortcuts?If so, you can pin the Task Kill shortcut to the taskbar or Start menu.Right-click the task termination icon and select Properties to open the context menu.You can start by selecting Pin on Windows 11's standard context menu.

The "Pin to taskbar" option is available on the classic context menu.Select "Show more options" to see an extension of the right-click menu.Then you can select Pin to taskbar from there.

How to set a hotkey to kill all unresponsive program processes

You can assign a global hotkey to the Task Kill desktop shortcut just like any other shortcut.By doing this, you can activate the Task Kill command to kill all unresponsive program processes with the Ctrl+Alt key combination when needed.Methods as below:

1. Follow the instructions above to add a Task Kill shortcut on the desktop.

2. Right-click the task termination shortcut and select Properties.

3. Click the Shortcut box in the Task Termination Properties window.

4. Press T (for tasks) to set the Ctrl + Alt + T global hotkey.


5. Then select the Apply and OK options.

Now, you can press the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut, but it won't do much without any unresponsive processes.Remember that you have applied the hotkey to the desktop shortcut.Therefore, the Task Kill shortcut must remain on the desktop for its keyboard shortcut to work.

While you probably won't need to kill unresponsive programs very often, when that happens, a shortcut to kill all unresponsive processes can be handy.Setting up a shortcut that kills all unresponsive processes will save you from having to open the Task Manager when the desktop application stops responding.Instead of ending unresponsive programs via the Task Manager's Processes tab, you can kill them faster with a shortcut.


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