Windows 10 Taskbar could get a force quit option soon

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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Madalina has been a Windows fan ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP computer. She is interested in all things technology, especially emerging technologies... read more
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Microsoft is a very versatile OS when it comes to the features it brings and the way it can be controlled, but sometimes the most obvious features seem to have missed the planning phase.

For example, a lot of users are petitioning that Microsoft adds a force quit option to the taskbar menu.

One good example of why this is a good idea is that other operating systems seem to have this feature, and it works just fine:

This is exactly what macOS does, and has for years. It’s a good solution imo.

Normally, when you right-click on a program in the taskbar you are usually presented with 3 options:

  • The application’s icon, which will maximize the window when pressed
  • The Pin to Taskbar option
  • The Close window optionupdate

Normally, when a user chooses the Close window feature, most applications should shut down entirely. However, there are some that cannot be closed, unless specifically ordered to, such as Skype.

This button users are asking about would combine Close window feature with opening the Task Manager and completely closing the process from there.

Some have even gone as far as suggesting how this feature should be accessed:

It should. You should hit X, or Alt f4 or close about 4 times when it’s not responding and it will go white and then it’ll pop up to tell you.

Whichever the case, only time will tell if Microsoft will implement this apparently useful feature.

Do you think that such a new feature could be useful? Let us know what your opinions are in the comment section below.


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