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Old 26. May 2018, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ..close all running programs and tray processes

Just as the title says... If I get the urge to play a game on my computer I have to manually close all my running programs as well as the processes I have running in the background (Taskbar tray).
I have found [CloseAll] and it will close applications but it won't close system tray processes.
I have also found a couple of batch files [Kill.bat] and [KillAll.bat] which use the Windows Taskkill command.
Before I start to write my own batch file based on the above, does anybody know of an application which will do what I'd like?
I assume the rest of you gamers just re-start into a different user account. Is that the general method?
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Old 26. May 2018, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Write your own batch file using the "taskkill" command.
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Old 26. May 2018, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I assume the rest of you gamers just re-start into a different user account. Is that the general method?
I quite honestly don't close my running programs at all. I personally see it as a waste of time, since at least for me, it doesn't have much of an impact on performance - unless there's a resource hog somewhere, which I try to take care of regardless.
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Depends on the resources available on the PC cf. to what a gaming session needs.

If you can fill in the PC hardware details and the game requirements/screen resolution, we may be able to make better suggestions.
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Old 27. May 2018, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Write your own batch file using the "taskkill" command.
Thanks, Man... I think you have the only logical way forward considering there doesn't seem to be an existing program available that will close memory-resident tray programs.
Cheers.
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