Soon, you may be able to kill open apps from the Windows taskbar
The Windows operating system offers several methods to close programs and kill misbehaving processes. From using the x-icon in the program window to right-clicking on programs displayed on the taskbar and selecting close, to firing Alt-F4 at the program. Most of the methods have in common that they may not work if the program is stuck somehow.
In that case, many Windows users open the Task Manager using Ctrl-Shift-Esc, locate the process there to select the "end task" command. While there are still situations where this does not lead to the desired result right away, end task proved to be more reliable for programs that are not responding than other options.
Soon, Windows 11 users may select end task directly from a program's context menu entry on the Windows 11 taskbar.Advertisement