Kill hung processes when logging off

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Tweak #27 - march 20, 2002

When you log off from Windows, Windows tries to end all programs you started. When a program is not responding, you are asked to end it.

On Windows NT, 2000 and XP, you can make windows do this automatically.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Look for the following value:


This value should exist as a REG_DWORD and be set to 0.

Change this value to 1.

Download reg file

Download tweak27.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak27_restore.reg