You can create a desktop shorcut to kill non responding programs in Windows 7, thus bypassing Windows task manager.
Right click on an empty area on your desktop; select New and then click Shortcut :
In the first Wizard box of the Create Shortcut, type the following:
taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding”
Click Next. Name the shortcut as you like : taskKill is default name:
Click Finish and exit the Wizard. A shortcut will be created on the desktop :
You can change the icon by right click over it > clicking Properties and clicking Change icon tab. You will get nice icons in C: > Windows > System32 > shell32.dll. So finally we got this:
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