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Shutting down programs from a batch file

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I'm the type that NEVER runs with a clean tray.  Currently, not counting the task scheduler and volume control, I have eleven items in my tray.  And I use them ALL!  However, this is obviously a problem when it comes time to play Quake 2 or Unreal.  Can anyone suggest a way to shut down the programs I don't want and keep the ones I need (ie Cable Modem controller, Sidewinder Profile Manager, etc...) from one program or batch file?  It gets really annoying shutting them all down individually.  Thanks...
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How about reboot and while loading windows press the shift key?

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Been there, done that.  That's actually SLOWER than shutting down the programs indidvidually.  I even had it set up at one point so rebooting with the shift key would only load the programs I want. Pushed 'em around between HKLM & HKCU & the StartUp folder.

I'm looking specifically for a way to shut down several programs from a batch file or another program.
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Damn.  Looked promising, too.  I checked out all of those programs you mentioned.  Winutil specifically states on their home page that it won't close down programs running in the tray. Apparently it identifies programs by the text in their title bar. And the other programs you mentioned don't offer anything similar.

I also checked out several batch file enhancement programs and Windows scripting programs.  None of them offer the ability to shutdown specific programs.

This is getting frustarating!!

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maybe u press clt-alt-del and end all the programs that u want to end
but u need to press around 10 times...
at least faster then click-click-click-click-click...

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Yeah...  Done that, too.  I'd REALLY love to find a way to shut down all but the essentials from one icon, whether it be a batch file, windows script of some sort, or whatever...

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do u do programming?
if u have, u can program a custom one that shut down the programs u need

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No, I don't.  Someday...

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Did you try Pwshut.
What didn't you like about it??

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