Isn't that just like Windows? Yes and No!
You already have a similar type of shortcut, it is called the Task Switching option. If you have more than one application open, whether game, Word, or whatever, pressing Alt + Tab will bring up a small window allowing you to scroll through the opened programs.
The tab key is the one above the Caps Lock key. Use Alt + Tab to open the window, then Alt + Tab again to scroll to the other software, then release. That would release the games control, then you can close it from the Taskbar icon, (right click, select Close). If there is only one software open, then this doesn't work.
But the problem is, if the game or other software freezes the operating system completely, then there is little you can do but reboot the computer by pressing and holding the power button on the case in for a few seconds.
So, that One Click App Killer will have to be running as well as the game.
You also have the Task Manager of course. That can often End application, or End process.
I was wondering if there is a way to set up keyboard shortcuts for programs within Windows. I'm using Windows XP Home SP2.
I just had a game freeze up my computer at full screen. I couldn't do anything and had to manually shut off the computer holding the power button in.
I have the One Click App Killer on my desktop, which is supposed to kill any open program you want stopped, but it doesn't do any good if I can't get to the desktop, so I need a shortcut. There is no interface for One Click App Killer and no options to set. You just click on the icon on the desktop and then on the open program and it's gone.
If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it.