Exclusive Lifehacker download for Windows only: Kill Tools terminates running processes from the keyboard with a set of hotkey-triggered kill functions that can kill windows by name, title, or more. Once launched, Kill Tools can be triggered by using one of the built-in shortcut keys—you can kill the current window, everything but the current window, close other windows similar to the current window (useful for closing everything but the active Explorer window), or invoke a pop up a dialog that will let you kill windows by name or title—plenty of control for controlling running processes.
Kill Tools is based on scripts submitted by Lifehacker readers Nicholas P and Joe Kersch and is written in our favourite scripting language, AutoHotkey. Right now, you can kill windows with your little finger combined with these keys:
Win+K: Immediately kill the current process.
Win+Ctrl+K: Show kill process by Name dialog.
Win+Alt+K: Show kill process by process by Window Title dialog.
Ctrl+Alt+F4: Closes all windows but the active one.
Ctrl+Alt+F3: Closes all other windows of the same type as the active window.
Kill Tools is a free download, Windows only. If you are an AHK user, you can grab the source code from the download folder and paste it into the script that you use daily. Otherwise, just launch the executable and optionally add it to your startup folder.
- Version 0.1: Initial Release