You may have lots of software installed on your PC, but you don't need it running all the time. If you want to save some system resources or just create a distraction-free environment in one click, a simple batch file can help.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The CyberNet weblog follows up on their previous tip for creating quick-kill shortcuts for individual programs in Windows by expanding the idea to an automated batch file that kills off a bunch of programs at once. The batch script is smart enough to skip any apps you don't have open, and makes it easy to strip down running programs to grab the most power from your system, for Photoshop, games, or other resource-intensive apps. The basic trick is to open the Windows Task Manager, find the executable names (like firefox.exe) of the apps you want to kill, then open a simple text editor and add a line for each app, like so:
taskkill /im program.exe
Replace program.exe with the ones you want to kill, save the text file with a .bat extension, and you've got a quick streamlining app. Ready to take the next step? Take a look at setting up working environments with batch files.Shortcut to Close Multiple Programs