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ramesh

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Force quit a misbehaving application
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:42:58 am »
Hi all,

How to force quit a misbehaving application in VL 5.8 standard ?  I was working with Ubuntu & Fedora for the past few years.  There was an application to force quit a misbehaving or non responding application - please help.

Thanks !

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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 07:57:38 am »
ctrl+alt+esc

Pressing those keys will change your mouse pointer to a skull and crossbones.  Click that messed up window with that skull and crossbones and it will instantly close the app.

DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING ELSE!  It WILL close that app.  To include your desktop, taskbar, or anything else.

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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 08:01:22 am »
DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING ELSE!  It WILL close that app.  To include your desktop, taskbar, or anything else.

Heh... I've learned that one the hard way a couple of times...   ;D
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exeterdad

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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 08:05:09 am »
DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING ELSE!  It WILL close that app.  To include your desktop, taskbar, or anything else.

Heh... I've learned that one the hard way a couple of times...   ;D

How do think I know that fact??   ::)

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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 05:02:13 am »
It doesn't work in mine. Why is that?! >:( :-[

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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 08:06:34 am »
I have used the skull to kill but not sure what the combo is

try alt+F2  should open the app finder, type terminal, in terminal type killall space app name
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Re: Force quit a misbehaving application
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 08:11:02 am »
This is a very old thread, many years and software versions ago. Still, the basic info applies. The program you want is "xkill". If key combination Alt-F2 brings up a run box, type xkill and run it. You can also open a terminal and run it from there.