Welcome to Bucaro TecHelp!

Bucaro TecHelp
Maintain Your Computer and Use it More Effectively
to Design a Web Site and Make Money on the Web

About Bucaro TecHelp About BTH User Agreement User Agreement Privacy Policy Privacy Site Map Site Map Contact Bucaro TecHelp Contact RSS News Feeds News Feeds


Victims of Sandy Hook

Stop the Slaughter of Innocents. Congress is bought and paid for by gun lunatics and gun promotion groups. If you want to live in a safe America, help buy Congress back for America. Send a donation to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 909 Third Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10022

Three Ways to Force a Program to Close

Have you ever made a program perform a task, and then realized that the task was taking way to long and you would rather cancel it, but the program is too busy to respond to your request? Or maybe you where working along with an application, and suddenly it slowed to a crawl, and now you want to cancel it. Here are three ways to force a program to close.

1. Press [Alt][F4] to force close the active window.

End Task in Task Manager

2. Right-click on the Windows Icon (Start button) to open the Super User menu. In the Super User menu selct Task Manager. In Task Manager Processes tab, Right-click on the name of the program you want to close, and in the popup menu that appears, select End task.

3. If you know the name of the program you want to close, Right-click on the Windows Icon (Start button) to open the Super User menu. In the Super User menu select Command Prompt. Next to the prompt type Taskkill /IM programname.exe /F. For example to force Firefox to close, type:

Taskkill /IM firefox.exe /F

After pressing [Enter] to execute the command, type exit and press [Enter] to close the command prompt.

More Windows Tips:
• Windows 7 - Five Ways to Move or Copy Files or Folders
• Configure the Start Menu
• Customize Internet Explorer's Security
• How to Disable Windows Explorer's Annoying Tooltips Popups
• How to Configure Windows 7 Autoplay
• Save Ink When Printing
• The Secret to Passing the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams
• Change a Drive Letter
• Record Your Own Windows Startup Greeting
• Uninstall Windows Media Player 10 and Start Enjoying Your Media Again

RSS Feed RSS Feed


Follow Stephen Bucaro Follow @Stephen Bucaro


Fire HD
[Site User Agreement] [Privacy Policy] [Site map] [Search This Site] [Contact Form]
Copyright©2001-2017 Bucaro TecHelp 13771 N Fountain Hills Blvd Suite 114-248 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268