A tool to easily kill Xcode and Instruments with a single hotkey-press when your system goes into paging hell.
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Programmer's Killswitch.xcodeproj
Programmer's Killswitch


Programmer's Killswitch

Have this running while you use Xcode. If it starts driving the system into paging hell, press ctrl-⌘-X.

Download it from this page.

Currently, the Killswitch will kill these processes:

  • Xcode
  • Instruments

And not yet these, but someday:

  • gdb
  • lldb

The kill in question is SIGKILL, the famous “kill -9”.


How do I change the hotkey?

Change the source code.

How do I quit the Killswitch?

Activity Monitor.