Speeding up Program Termination in Taskmanager

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cloud-watcher, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. Hi,

    I have noticed that when I press "end process" in order to terminate a program that has locked up, there is sometimes a very long wait period (15-30+ seconds) before the frozen program is actually shut down.

    Is there a reg key or setting to speed up the timeout process? Ideally, when I press "end process" the program would terminate within one or two seconds.

  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    If you a bit further along than a noob try doing a search for a program called 'enditall'. Works great for closing applications of your choice. It will either close or kill programs.
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    this is a good 1 appswat

    download here
  4. Thanks, I'll give those a look.
  5. tbird

    tbird Guest

    open regedit

    search and change:

    AutoEndTasks to 1

    WaitToKillAppTimeout to 0
  6. Thanks Tbird, that sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. I'll give it a go.