If apps stop frequently responding on your PC and you force close it, you should consider adding the “Kill all not responding tasks” desktop context menu on your Windows 11 or 10 PCs. Using this desktop context menu will allow users to quickly kill any “not responding” task processes simultaneously.
While working on your computer, you might have encountered applications that stop responding to your system. If this has happened with your system at some point, adding the “Kill all not responding tasks” desktop context menu on your Windows 11 or 10 system is recommended.
This risewindows article will show you how to add or uninstall Kill all not responding tasks to the desktop context menu on Windows 11/10. That will be very helpful when some applications become non-responsive, and then force close is needed. By adding this option to the desktop right-click menu, you can terminate the non-responding processes of such programs with a few mouse clicks. The option triggers a Taskkill command that works only on the Non-responding methods of the running tasks.
After adding the “Kill all not responding tasks” context menu, two kinds of messages can appear on your screen. A message that says “No tasks running with the specified criteria” indicates that there are “not responding” tasks running on your computer. However, if your system has tasks that are not responding, they will automatically be listed and killed. A Taskkill command works only on the Non-responding processes of the running tasks.
How to Add “Kill all not responding tasks” Context Menu in Windows 11 or 10?
Do these steps to add the “Kill all not responding tasks” desktop context menu in Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-
Step 3. Right-tap on the Shell key to picking
Step 4. Name that new key to KillNRTasks.
Step 5. Right-tap on the
Step 6. Name this newly created REG_SZ to
Step 7. Right-tap on the KIllNRTasks key to pick
Step 8. Name this newly created REG_SZ to an
Step 9. Right-tap on the KIllNRTasks key to pick
Step 10. Name this newly created REG_SZ to
Step 11. Double-tap on the
Step 12. Hit
Step 13. Double-tap on the Position REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to Middle, Up, or Bottom.
Step 14. Hit
Step 15. Double-tap on the icon REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to taskmgr.exe,-30651, Up, or Bottom.
Step 16. Hit
Step 17. Right-tap on the
Step 18. Name the newly created key to the
Step 19. Look at the opposite side of the “command” key. You will find a (Default) REG_SZ. Double-click on the (Default) REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to the following:-
CMD.exe /C taskkill.exe /f /fi "status eq Not Responding" & Pause
Step 20. Hit
Step 21. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
Whenever a program is stuck, open the desktop context menu to use the “Kill all not responding tasks” option. A CMD.exe window will open and check if there is any non-responding process(es). Once it finds that, it will kill those processes silently.
To delete the “Kill all not responding tasks” desktop context menu, open Registry Editor and browse to the following path:-
Right-click on the
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