When you are working with a big application, chances are it might get stuck or stop responding at some point. In such a case you need to force close the buggy application.
In this guide, we will show you how to end a task using Windows 10’s Task Manager.
End a Task through Task Manager on Windows 10
Here’s how you can do it:
Open “Task Manager” on your Windows 10 PC by searching through the search tab on the taskbar and open it. You can also right-click on the taskbar and select “Task Manager” from the pop-up menu or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+Escape” to open it.
Now if the Task Manager will open in simple mode, select the application’s name and click on the “End Task” button.
Make sure to save your work before ending a task otherwise you will lose all the data. The application will quit, and you can relaunch it to continue your work.
If the application you want to quit is not listed in the task manager normal mode, click on the “More details” buttons.
Now you can see more details about the processes going on in your system including CPU, memory, disk activities, and network bandwidth an application is consuming.
Select the application that you want to force quit and click the “End Task” button in the lower right corner of the window.
This Task Manager window also displays data about important operating system tasks. Make sure you don’t end any of these or your system will start to act unusually until you will reboot it.
The selected application will close. If you think that a particular application Is troublesome and stops responding frequently, you can try updating the app or the Windows itself which might solve the underlying bug that is causing the problem.