I have read somewhere before of an easier way to close down windows. I have xp with i.e. When I end up with a lot of programs open, it takes forever to shut them down. I think there is another way, you go to control panel. type this is where i get stuck. Does anyone know of an easier way? or is the way i just mentioned not a safe way to close out. I believe you go somewhere in memory, or type memory after you hit run. Any help is appreciated, thanks. When I have numerous programs open, when I try to shut them down it takes forever. I have windows xp, i.e. I think there is a way to go to control panel, run, and then type ????. This is where im stuck. Does anyone know of a way to do this that is faster? And if it is the method Im thinking of, Is this safe? Thanks much.