The default MathKernel process with name "Local" is launched (starting from the version 6) with the '-noicon' command-line option which hides it from the taskbar under Windows. It is possible to create auto-launching kernel without this option (say "Local+") by using the "Kernel Configuration dialog" and removing the '-noicon' part in the "Arguments to MLOpen" field under "Advanced options" (one should also set "Automatically launch on fromt end startup"). After this we can set "Local+" as the default kernel globally in the "Evaluation :: Default kernel" menu and the kernel will show up as a separate entry in the taskbar by default.
"Yves Klett" <email@example.com> wrote: news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > In earlier incarnations, the kernel would show up as a separate entry in > the taskbar (on Win XP, that was), which made it very convenient to > kill. I kind of miss that behaviour (when things go wrong repeatedly). > > Regards, > Yves