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I know there's run commands to open applications, like "mspaint" opens Microsoft Paint and "calc" opens the Windows Calculator...

Is there a way I can close down a program by entering a run command? I know that when you are shutting down the computer, or using a program to shut down the computer, if you put "shutdown -a" in Run, then it will discontinue shutting down.

Does this also work for normal programs like IE, Firefox, MSN, Paint, etc. ?

Thanks.......:pray:
 

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Re: A Run Command To Close Down A Process/Application

I don't know of a run command that does it, but I know alt+f4 does :4-dontkno
 

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Re: A Run Command To Close Down A Process/Application

Yes, whichever process is actively selected (it will close IE, firefox, will start shutdown sequence for windows, etc...)
 

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Re: A Run Command To Close Down A Process/Application

You can also press the Alt button on any active process, then followed by hotkey. As example, to close the My Computer, you can press Alt, F, C one by one, and this will close the My Computer windows. Just follow the underlined letters after you pressed the Alt button



Try it, see how it works
 

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Re: A Run Command To Close Down A Process/Application

To kill a process in XP home or Pro

Click Start => Run => CMD

and type into command prompt:

tskill process name

press enter
 
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