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Author Topic: Any CTRL ALT DEL?  (Read 952 times)
arundracula
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« on: June 24, 2009, 10:14:26 am »

What to do if a fullscreen application is not responding?
Do we have to restart? Anyway to close that application without restarting?

(In windows we can press Ctrl Alt Del, will open up the taskmanager.)
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 11:12:40 am »

I can think of a couple of ways to get out of something like that... although I've never had such a problem.
Normally, you can hit ALT+F2 and you'll get the "RUN" dialog where you can type xterm and kill the process using your normal procedures.

If nothing else works, you can always hit CTRL+ALT+Backspace. This will kill your X window session though... You'll need to log back in. Unsaved work will be lost... you've been warned.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 12:41:21 pm »

I believe the Xkill application allows you to press Ctrl-Alt-Esc and click on another application to kill it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 01:54:06 pm »

It depends on your Window Manager/Desktop Environment.

Some combinations to try:
Alt-Tab   (to change to another application, which may minimize the full-screen one)
Alt-F2   (if it gives you a "run" box, open a terminal and use it)
Ctr-Alt-F2    (should give you text login. Use the shell to kill process. Press Ctr-Alt-F7 to return to X-windows)
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