In this guide, we will show you the steps to enable the option to ‘end task’ an app directly from the Taskbar on your Windows 11 PC. If an app is not working along the expected lines, then there are quite a few ways through which you could force close it. Among them, the most preferred way is to launch Task Manager, select the app and hit End Task.
However, the Redmond giant has now further simplified this process. From Windows 11 Build number 23430, you could now ‘end task’ an app directly from the Taskbar. All you have to do is right-click on the app icon in the Taskbar and select the End Task option.
However, the feature still had a few issues in the said build number which has since been patched in the subsequent version 23451 [Developer Preview]. So if you are currently on this or a higher version, then you could directly use this feature right away. The rest of the users could make use of the tweak that we have shared below to unlock this feature. Follow along.
Enable End Task App in Windows 11 Taskbar via Settings Menu
- Head over to Settings > Privacy & security > For developers.
- Then enable the toggle next to End Task and check out the result.
Enable End Task App in Windows 11 Taskbar via Registry Editor
- Download the desired registry editor file from below:
- Then open it and click Yes in the confirmation prompt.
- Finally, restart your PC for the changes to take place.
That’s it. These were the steps to enable the option to ‘end task’ an app directly from the Taskbar on your Windows 11 PC. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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