A feature in the Microsoft Windows Task Manager under the Applications tab that allows the user to close any responding or not responding program. End Task is often done when a program is not responding or has frozen and allows the user to quit a non-responding program without having to restart Windows.
How do I End Task a program?
- Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
- In the Task Manager click the Applications Tab.
- In the Applications Tab, highlight the program you wish to End Task, if this is a program that is not responding it can be identified by looking under the Status column.
- Finally, click the End Task button. In some situations where a program is not responding you may have to wait a minute for the program to close. If it doesn't close repeat these steps. If you continue to have difficulties End Tasking a program open the Processes tab and end the process and any other related process to the program.
Tip: The Applications list only shows open and active programs, any background programs or processes will only be shown in the Processes tab. Use the End Process feature to remove any running process.