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  1. Hi, I saw your answer on SE (https://superuser.com/questions/682273/removing-or-disabling-chrome-s-task-manager-with-a-batch-file) about using hotkey to prevent access to the Chrome task manager. I am not really an expert with hotkey or even computers in general and am unsure about how to go about your method. I was wondering if you could help me a little.
    I have downloaded the software, copied and pasted word for word your code, and tried to run the script. However, every time I open the task manager, nothing happens. Is there anything you can recommend?

    1. (I don’t know if that’s your real email address, or if you’ll see this reply, so I’ll post to the SU page as well.)

      Chrome has changed a lot (a lot) in the past six years, many ways of which were for the worse (which is why I quit using it a few years ago and switched permanently to Firefox). I spent a few minutes to test the latest version, and as you said, this doesn’t work anymore. There are a few reasons this could be the case:

      • You need to run AutoHotkey with elevated privileges (though I tried this and it still didn’t work)
      • Windows 10 works differently than previous versions and blocks intercepting the message that made the script work
      • Chrome changed how it does things like creating the Task Manager window and instead of doing it the normal OS way, it does it its own way that functions differently and needs to be reverse-engineered to try to figure out a way (if any) to make it work again.

      Sorry I couldn’t be more help; I usually roll up my sleeves and dig in to find solutions for people’s problems, but Google just insists on controlling everything and this one is too hard to knock out a quick fix (if any practical fix is even possible at all). This inability to have proper control and secure the browser is just another example of why Chrome is worthless and should be avoided. I hope you take that into consideration, and if you cannot switch to something else like Firefox or Brave, then I wish you good luck on your quest to find a solution.

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