The Windows Insider program lets users test experimental features before Microsoft adds them to the stable build. The unstable Canary build has a potentially upcoming addition that has caught Insiders’ attention. The feature would finally allow users to force-quit applications directly from the taskbar.
When you select “Close window” on an application in Windows, it will stop the primary process and attempt to end the program. While this usually goes without a hitch, the app can sometimes refuse to close. In severe instances, it may even begin to slow down or entirely freeze the entire operating system. So Windows developers are fiddling with a new “End task” button.