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Found a way to quickly kill all apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 x64

    Found a way to quickly kill all apps


    Kill this file wwahost.exe and all apps will close and return to desktop


    create a .bat file pasting either of two codes below in Notepad and saving as .bat. Create a desktop shortcut and give a keyboard shortcut (for example I have given F2 so I can kill them all with one click)

    Code:
    pskill -t wwahost.exe

    Code:
    @echo off
    taskkill /f /IM wwahost.exe

    Have fun !

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Thanks for the tip!

    This might be usefull for people with little RAM memory in their system, I guess. For me though I haven't yet wanted to kill open apps. It doesn't annoy me or slow my system down.
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  3. #3


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Does that do a "clean" close of the apps, or does it abort them (not close open files before existing, etc)?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 x64


    Some get suspended and some exit completely

    For example Chrome and PC settings remain suspended but Photos app closed

    Tried to configure in Task Manager to close the Start Menu after logon but for some reason it does not
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Found a way to quickly kill all apps
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