Windows 10 may have a new way to terminate the app process without having to open Task Manager. The idea translates into a simplified version of Task Manager that will allow users to choose to kill application processes or programs that consume too much memory. Windows 10 currently lets you right-click the taskbar icon and select the Close Window option that appears at the bottom of the menu to close the app, but it doesn’t completely kill the app process.
If you want to terminate the app and its background processes, you still need to open the Task Manager for Windows 10 or the Xbox Game Bar resource gadget, you must find the process and terminate it there.
Microsoft’s PowerToys team is now considering a new feature called a “quick termination” process that will allow users to end the program’s process using a “terminate” window or keyboard shortcut.
In other words, the user can go to a special menu or use keyboard shortcuts to select the ‘terminate’ option to kill the program. If implemented, this feature kills the process immediately without waiting for additional user interaction. In terms of core functionality, it will be similar to Task Manager or open source tools, but will be easily accessible without having to find and kill an app with a long list of running processes.
According to the roadmap, the upcoming Quick End app for Windows 10 will be included in the system updates that will be released sometime next year. Due to limited resources, Microsoft is currently focusing on PowerToys bug fixes and performance improvements. Advanced features such as the Quick Termination app and macOS-like cursor finder will be released next year.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is said to be developing another feature called “App Manager” that will give details of the processes running on your PC and allow you to force an app to close.