Windows – Make Windows Not Wait to Kill an Unresponsive Program


When TweetDeck goes unresponsive, it takes Windows 7 10 seconds to decide to actually close it.

Is there a reg key I can set that makes it instakill itself?

Best Answer

Not quite what you're asking, but if you kill it from the process tab of task manager (ctrl-shift-escape) as opposed to the application tab or from explorer then it will be killed instantly. The other two post quit messages to its Windows message queue to give it a chance - the ten seconds - to react itself.

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