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How to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message

How to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message


How to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down messageHow to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message - We generally forget to save work on any application and often shutdown the computer. The shutdown does not take place, it shows an error saying "Closing apps and shutting down. To go back and save your work, click on Cancel and finish what you need to. This app is preventing shutdown". There are few listed applications followed by above statement. The listed applications require saving or closing. There is one option on left down of the window saying "Shut down anyway". From this option we can quit those saving and closing.


Although this is not a major issue but if you want not to display such message, then this article will be fruitful for you.

How to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message


Let us understand this issue with an example. Let us assume that you were working on notepad and you have written notes in it. Now your system wants you to save the text if you have made any change. In case, you didn't save the text and tried to shut down the PC without even closing the notepad then this warning message would appear on the screen.


How to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message

The same would happen with other application like Paint, Photoshop, Word, Excel, etc. This warning is seen because your system asks you to save the changes and you haven't closed the opened app.

Procedure to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message


We can fix this warning message easily by using Registry Editor. What to do is to create a key in Registry Editor. So before getting started we must create a backup of Registry files or create a system restore point.


Press Win+R and type regedit to open Registry Editor. Now navigate to the following path


Computer\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\DesktopHow to fix Closing apps and preventing shutting down message


Right click on right hand side of the Window and select New followed by String value. Create a string value and name it as AutoEndTasks. Set the value to 1 by double-clicking it. By setting this string value the window will automatically close all the opened apps.

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