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Windows 7: Program to automatically close and open other programs?

22 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 
Program to automatically close and open other programs?

When I'm running on battery power, I'd like to be able to close certain programs to save power (e.g. that send a smile/frown thing for MS Office 2010 beta, Skype, MSN, my dictionary program etc), but instead of closing them one by one, which is a bit of a kerfuffle, I'd like to able to do it with a single click. Does anyone know of a way that I can assign particular programs and services to be closed and later restarted with just a couple of clicks?

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22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, give me some time and the list of programs that you would want to close (all of them and any that you might get later ), I could script one for you.
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22 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thx1139 View Post
When I'm running on battery power, I'd like to be able to close certain programs to save power (e.g. that send a smile/frown thing for MS Office 2010 beta, Skype, MSN, my dictionary program etc), but instead of closing them one by one, which is a bit of a kerfuffle, I'd like to able to do it with a single click. Does anyone know of a way that I can assign particular programs and services to be closed and later restarted with just a couple of clicks?
the smile / frown program can simple be uninstalled by going to programs and features in control panel. it will not uninstall office 2010.
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22 Feb 2010   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

You could quite easily write your own batch file to do that. Use 'taskkill' command to stop processes you want.

This example closes down the gadgets and Skype:

Code:
taskkill /F /IM sidebar.exe
taskkill /F /IM skype.exe
Save on desktop as a batch (.bat), run when you need it.

Kari
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

^ That works too. xD
I just feel in a coding mood.. Probably need to go work on my project.
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04 Jan 2011   #6

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

At some point I found that GameBooster is perfect for the above.
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