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The Terminate App Action allows closing any app directly from your automated workflow. The workflow can be initiated by a triggering event or on schedule.

ProcessSelect a process or app to terminate:
  • Simple · choose a name from the list.
  • Dynamic · provide a name of executable (with an optional path). Utilize the Variable Wizard to incorporate input from variables.
  • Process ID · use a process identifier (usually using the Variable Wizard PID value that is returned by other Actions or Triggers).
App infoShows the current status of a process or application, for example:
  • The application "Settings" is currently running.
  • The process "Lighting" recently was closed.

The tooltip displays extended process information in real-time.
Start menuStart menu buttonChoose an App using the virtual Windows Start menu. All the necessary app parameters will be prefiled automatically.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.
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  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Terminate App. Access the process ID and executable filename of the just-terminated app, as well as a list and count of apps (in cases where multiple app instances were terminated). Additionally, events related to terminated app instances and their child processes are recorded, including any errors that occur.


In Windows, an app or background process can have multiple simultaneous instances running. You have three options to choose from:

  • Selecting an app from the provided list by its name will terminate all instances of the app.
  • Typing a name of the app manually will also terminate all instances of the app.
  • Terminating an app using the specified Process ID (PID) of the app will only close the selected instance of the app.

It's important to note that the first two options are for closing all the instances of the app, whereas the last option is for closing only the specific instance of the app.

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