3 groovy Windows tips
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows 10
“Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy…”
(Paul Simon ‘The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”
Because we want you feelin’ groovy, we’re going to share 3 groovy Windows tips with you. And behold! They work in all versions of Windows too.
Windows borrows this feature from Linux. Taskkill allows you to terminate a running process (program) from the command line. Here’s how you use it. Press the Windows Key + R then type CMD and press “Enter”. The command utility window opens. Type Tasklist at the prompt. You’ll see a list of running processes. Next to each process you’ll see a PID number. To kill any running task, type Taskkill /PID xxx (where xxx represents the PID number of the task you want to terminate). Why would you want to use this? Because you can? Or maybe your computer is frozen and you can’t access Task Manager. Or many just for fun?
2. Edit user accounts using the command line
Press the Window Key + R and type “control userpasswords2” (without the quotes) in the command line and press Enter.
3. Create a shortcut easy and instant access to Task Manger
You can access Task Manager by right-clicking on your taskbar and choosing Task Manager, or you can use universal keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+ESC Did you know that you can also create a shortcut to Task Manager and leave it on your desktop, drag it to your quick launch toolbar or put in on your start menu? You can and it’s easy to do.
Right-click on your desktop and choose “New” “Shortcut” and copy and paste the following (in bold) into the “type location of the item” field:
Once you’re created your shortcut, you can drag it to your start menu, quick launch bar, taskbar (Windows 7 and 8) or simply leave it on your desktop.