I’ve used Linux as I’ve used it over the last 10 years and thus I’m so used to xkill that I consider it as a normal tool every modern operating system should have.
Since I’m forced to work on a Windows platform over the last 1 year, every now and then I have crashing / hanged apps Window which sometimes is hard to kill using Task Manager or command line tools like tasklist, taskkill or pstools – Windows Sysinternal tools cause you don’t know the exact process name of the Windows crashed application.
Thanksfully a good hearted guy SuprVillain made Windows Xkill program. Windows Xkill is portable app, so you don’t need to install it but simply download and run it.
Win-Xkill runs in system tray and has “kill mode” of operation, when Kill mode it is running Windowns Xkill operates exactly like UNIX’s xkill. The mouse pointer turns into Skull and Cross Bones, you point at a Window app you wanted to kill and it gets terminated.
Win Xkill kill mode, can be invoked using also a key press Control+Alt+Backspace as well as there is an option to leave xkill running in the background background, but disabling the tiny skull icon in systray from its interface.