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crazypigeon
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An App To Close All Open Apps

Well, I've been spoiled by the U3 drives, but the bloated autoplay was driving me nuts. Now I'm using pstart, on a generic flash drive - much happier, and on the drive it is way easier to install your own progs on. One of the features that I miss the most though, is that in the U3 menu, it had an option to eject the disk, what it would do, is close all apps that you had opened from U3 and then eject the disk, I've yet to find that, and I think that it would be a welcome addition by a lot of people. Also, the feature to eject the disk isn't nessicary, but its annoying to, when you want to eject the device, you have to go through all the apps and close them.

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This has been discussed

before. Renè said AutoStart could do this.
(Renè, is this correct? My memory is a little fuzzy)
Anyway, here's my theory on how it could be done:
Use something similar to FileMon but to list only which executables are running.
Then send a close to the programs and inform the user of any errors.
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Wouldn't that be dangerous?

Wouldn't such a program be dangerous?

You might disable an anti-virus or firewall.

I often have trouble with programs disappearing from the task bar or from the system tray, especially if the screen saver pops up and I have to log back onto a Windows User Profile. I could use a program other than Windows Task Manager to find and close programs. I don't feel comfortable killing processes all the time.

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It would have to be

only executables specifically running off the flash drive. Otherwise you risk closing the wrong apps.

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Exactly

I *think* (trust this like a motion activated atomic bomb) it might be able to check the PID and/or compare the process information.
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