New End Task Button: Quickly Kill Frozen apps in Windows 11

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Has the Task Manager been your go-to for killing off inactive processes? Good news if that’s the case!

With Windows 11’s most recent update, Microsoft added a useful feature that lets you close unresponsive apps from the taskbar. Say goodbye to the annoying process without ever entering Task Manager by right-clicking on the program’s icon.

This post will show you how to enable this new feature that will save you a lot of time.

The Struggles of the Task Manager:

All of us have been there. You use Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) to find the problematic process. It can be quite frustrating because of the overwhelming number of processes to go through. The search bar isn’t always the fastest, either.

Fortunately, a new feature has been implemented by Microsoft in Windows 11 that makes this process much easier.

Activating the New End Task Feature:

To begin, just follow these easy steps:

  1. First Access the Settings app, to open the settings app, right-click on the Windows icon and choose Settings (or press Win + i).
  2. In the settings app, click ‘System’ from the menu on the left.
  3. On the right pane, scroll down and click on ‘For Developers’.
  4. Find the ‘End task’ option and activate the feature by toggling the switch next to it.

That’s all! When you enable it, a new “End Task” button will show up when you right-click on any application icon in your taskbar. To exit the unresponsive app, just click on “End Task”.

Why Wasn’t It Enabled By Default?

Considering how useful this feature is, you could ask why it isn’t enabled by default. User safety is the key.

Fearing data loss and other issues caused by accidental clicks, Microsoft opted to give consumers the power to decide.

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Windows 11’s “End Task” feature is an understated but significant upgrade that will appeal to power users and non-geeks alike.

Your Windows 11 device will run more smoothly and be easier to use if you enable this option. So, use this little-known feature to get the most out of your computer time.

Keep this in mind the next time an app crashes: there’s an easier way than using the Task Manager. When a program becomes unresponsive, you can simply “End Task” by right-clicking on its icon in the taskbar.