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arundracula

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Any CTRL ALT DEL?
« 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.)
Re-installing is not a problem, but it is when I had to.

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Re: Any CTRL ALT DEL?
« 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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Re: Any CTRL ALT DEL?
« 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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Re: Any CTRL ALT DEL?
« 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)