SpeedUp Windows Shutdown Process

Sometimes it becomes very frustrating for you to wait until your computer shutdown completely specially if you are in hurry and have some urgent work. You can speed up the process of computer shutdown just by amending few changes in your windows registry thus your computer will get turnoff more faster.
Playing with Windows registry is not recommended as anything wrong may get you in big trouble so its always suggested to take backup of your windows registry before making changes to it. For faster shutdown of your PC you have to amend few registry files which will speedup computer shutdown process.
To speed up and force all programs to close down you will have to amend few registry files such as :

  • Registry File: AutoEndTasks
    Its help you to end running tasks and automatically shutdown
    Editing file :
    a. Go to “Start”, click “Run” and type “regedit” to open Windows Registry directory
    b. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    c. Look for the Registry Key called AutoEndTasks . Right-click, select Modify and Change the value to 1.
    d. Exit Windows Registry.
  • Registry File: WaitToKillApp
    you can set time interval for Windows OS before killing the applications.
    Editing file :
    a. Go to “Start”, click “Run” and type “regedit” to open Windows Registry directory
    b. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    c. Look for the Registry Key called WaitToKillApp. Right-click, select Modify and Change the value to 1000.
    d. Exit Windows Registry.
  • Registry File: HangAppTime
    you can set the hang time for the app before closing it.
    Editing file :
    a. Go to “Start”, click “Run” and type “regedit” to open Windows Registry directory
    b. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    c. Look for the Registry Key called HangAppTime. Right-click, select Modify and Change the value to 1000.
    d. Exit Windows Registry.
  • Registry File: WaitToKillServiceTimeout
    you can set the time for Windows to wait before ending any Microsoft Services.
    Editing file :
    a. Go to “Start”, click “Run” and type “regedit” to open Windows Registry directory
    b. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    c. Look for the Registry Key called WaitToKillServiceTimeout. Right-click, select Modify and Change the value to 1000.
    d. Exit Windows Registry.

Thus by amending above 4 registry files you can speedup shutdown process of your system so no need to wait till your system gets turnedOFF.

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This post was written by on November 15, 2008

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IE8 : Reopen closed tabs.

Latest version of internet explorer IE8 offers you many advance features which are very useful for webmasters. One of them is the ability for reopening browser tab you have closed by mistake. If you are using IE8 as your web browser then you can get all your webpages  you were browsing had lost for some reason or you have accidentally closed them. Thus you can consider this as a very useful feature. You can easily reopen all the closed tabs using keyboard shortcut or using new tab page.
Using a Keyboard Shortcut:
You can use Ctrl+Shift+T as a shortcut for opening last tab which was closed by you using this keyboard combination IE8 will open the last tab that was closed thus you don’t have to remember what was the url you were browsing last time which you closed down. You can use this keyboard combination multiple times which will reopen all previously tab you have closed. You can use such combination to restore up to the last 10 tabs that have been closed during your browsing session.

IE8 also provides you other option : Using the New Tab Page :
you need to access tab area and click on new tab button to open up a new tab. Now go to the Reopen closed tabs section. You will get a list of the last 10 tabs which you have recently closed during your browser session. Thus web user can easily restore tabs they’ve closed, you need to select page which you want to reopen from the list of tabs, If you want to reopen all tabs you need to click ‘Open All’ then all the tabs in the list will be restored. This list would be cleared now. “Reopen Last Browsing Session” will re-open the last IE window you’ve closed, with all its tabs.

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This post was written by on October 14, 2008

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