When TweetDeck goes unresponsive, it takes Windows 7 10 seconds to decide to actually close it.

Is there a reg key I can set that makes it instakill itself?

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    This won't work - many applications don't respond instantly every time an event is sent to it. Those 10 seconds give the application time to finish what it's doing. Surprisingly not all developers have got the hang of separating UI and calculations. – Adam Casey Apr 11 '11 at 23:50

Not quite what you're asking, but if you kill it from the process tab of task manager (ctrl-shift-escape) as opposed to the application tab or from explorer then it will be killed instantly. The other two post quit messages to its Windows message queue to give it a chance - the ten seconds - to react itself.


You can disable the "Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... " message and skip right to the close program dialog. From the Start menu, search for Action Center and open that. From there choose Change Action Center settings. At the bottom is Problem Reporting settings. Click that, and set it to Never check.

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