topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • November 13, 2019, 06:08 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 13 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX  (Read 1258 times)

dcsev

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2009
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 158
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:02 AM »
I use Listary 5 and would kill some kind of a solution to kill programs easily and quickly based on process name.  Does anyone know of a program that could do the same?
Alfred on OSX does it best by using an extension. I type in kill <process name>





x16wda

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 759
  • what am I doing in this handbasket?
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 05:40 AM »
If you mean on Windows, try "taskkill /f /im program.exe". Of course there are other options like by pid too, and the program name does not need to be completely spelled out.
vi vi vi - editor of the beast

anandcoral

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 628
    • View Profile
    • App, to help you : Overlap Wallpaper, Park Cursor Aside, Stick A Note, Merge CSV and Text and many more.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 06:12 AM »
I use Kill, https://www.ghacks.n...ghacks=onghutgao.net,
it simple as
Kill <program>

Though the original site is not working now. I have the exe, if you want it.

Regards,

Anand

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 5,242
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 07:09 AM »
I think he's after something like, for example, a FARR plugin for killing processes.

You'd type in kill xyz and a list of processes containing the string xyz, (the list updating as more characters were entered), would be listed which then can be terminated by selecting.

Perhaps a FARR plugin would be the easiest way to do it?

skwire

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,167
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 10:50 AM »
Perhaps a FARR plugin would be the easiest way to do it?

FARR's ProcessKill Plugin here:  http://www.dcmembers...om/taichi/downloads/

I use the last version (0.0.7) and it works well.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2019, 12:54 PM by skwire »

dcsev

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2009
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 158
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 07:42 PM »
TY skwire!  I wish Listary had this. :(

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 5,242
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 09:59 PM »
Perhaps a FARR plugin would be the easiest way to do it?

FARR's ProcessKill Plugin here:  http://www.dcmembers...om/taichi/downloads/

I use the last version (0.0.7) and it works well.

:-[ ... well there you go ... I should pay more attention ;D

rjbull

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 3,056
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2019, 04:21 PM »
Maybe one of these, though they're quite old?

  • KillProcess by Orange Lamp Software
    KillProcess is an application assassin of the extreme kind. It can terminate almost any process on a Windows machine, including any service and process running in the system. Even protected Microsoft system processes can be terminated. All of this can be done in the matter of milliseconds.

    The speed that KillProcess can kill your applications with is determined by your computer speed and is not restricted by any other settings within the OS itself. KillProcess is way more powerful than the Task Manager in other terms than speed. It can kill multiple processes, either by multi-select or by clever use of “kill lists”. Using these techniques it is possible to “batch” terminate processes, quickly and swiftly, with a click of a button.

    KillProcess can also scan the running processes on the computer, and kill them on sight, much like an anti-spyware application would. In KillProcess however you are in charge of which applications should be allowed to run or not – and that applies to the computer as long as you say so.
     
  • Taskill by DS Software (Dariusz Stanislawek)
    Taskill is a process viewer and killer. It works in GUI or CLI mode and can kill multiple instances of the same task in one go.
     
  • AppSwat by Dikiye Dvizheniya
    AppSwat is a process viewer and terminator. It shows a list of all running programs on a computer and lets the user terminate any process unconditionally. This is especially useful for Win9x based systems: On NT based systems like Windows 2000 or XP the built in task manager has quite some control over processes. On Windows 9x/ME it often fails to shutdown programs or even display their presence.
    [ very old - dodgy web site, beware popups ]

Some of the hotkey programs offer the ability to kill the process under the cursor, e.g.:

  • HoeKey by bCheck
     Tiny hotkey program, configurable with an .ini file.
     
  • HotkeyP by Petr Laštovicka
    You can assign a keyboard shortcut, a mouse shortcut or a joystick shortcut to any executable file, document, folder or WWW page. You can also use all multimedia keys, the fourth and fifth mouse buttons and a remote control (if you install WinLIRC). Other commands are: change keys in other applications, shutdown, restart, lock computer, start a screen saver, change the desktop resolution, set window opacity, audio volume, set process priorities, terminate applications, eject CD, set CD speed, show disk free space, empty the recycle bin, delete temporary files, change desktop wallpaper, save/restore desktop icons positions, minimize any application to the system tray, hide window, change window transparency, zoom tool, screenshot to BMP file, set window always on top, paste date/time or any text, ...
     

dcsev

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2009
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 158
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 12:26 AM »
In 99% of the cases, I know what process I want to kill by name -- I just have to search for it. I've assigned process hacker a keyboard shortcut but I would really love to speed this process up.  Alfred does this beautifully with a custom workflow. "kill <process name>" and it finds the process name and kills it for you.

I'll give FARR a shot for this purpose, but I replaced FARR with listary due to various reasons (I still love FARR and you mouser!!!)

KodeZwerg

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2018
  • **
  • Posts: 383
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 02:41 AM »
For Windows i personal support and use this piece of software "Process Hacker"

Here is a link to sources or installer or creator  :P

Process Hacker main page

(other tools often have access violations, this one has its own hook to really get access to everything)

ps: take care what you do, in hook mode you can kill everything up to a windows blue screen of death!
pps: you are not limited to kill processes, you can also kill services etc.... again, take care!
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 5,242
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 10:36 PM »
A search for equivalent of alfred for windows threw up this Reddit which led to this: Wox

An effective launcher for windows
A full-featured launcher, access programs and web contents as you type. Be more productive ever since.

Wox is free for use and open-sourced at Github, Try it now!

It has a load of plugins available including for process killing.

preview-c9e52ccf-7406-469f-9213-ad5f0fa80ec9.png

Actually, it looks pretty good ... might have to move FARR aside for a little testing  ;)

There's a couple of others mentioned also: Hain; Zazu
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 11:39 PM by 4wd »