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Old 11-03-2003, 10:29 AM   #1
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Gnome kill/destroy window keystroke?

I'm running rh9 with Gnome right now and I have a question about what to do when a program locks up (Gaim tends to do this the most when it automatically reconnects after a disconnect, but there are others that do it too). Does Gnome have an equivelant to a Windows ctrl+alt+del, end task. or the KDE ctrl+alt+esc, click window? One time when I left Gaim locked up for a long time a dialog popped up and said that the program was locked and asked if I want to kill it, is there a way to pop that up on command?
Old 11-03-2003, 10:51 AM   #2
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not that i am aware of, there ins't a gui process manager in Linux, only 'ps' and 'top' commands in the terminal window.
Old 11-03-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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You want to use the terminal to do this for more than one reason. Type
ps ux
in the terminal to get a list of all running processes you own, look for the PID or process ID of the process you want to kill, and then type
kill -9 <PID>
the -9 will make it execute.

I would really reccommend runnning commands like this in the terminal, but if you want, you can set a keystroke that will automatically open a terminal and run the ps ux command, then all you have to do is type the kill command.

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Iknow it's 4 years later, but this just helped me out with Flash on AMD64. When closing a browser, libflash keeps running in the screen, so the flash video is still running on the screen, even though the browser is closed. Kind of neat actually. Yet, annoying because it can't be closed.

Anyway, thank you much.
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how to kill in a gui in gnome


To add a shortcut to it:
Computer -> Control Center -> Keyboard Shortcuts (Personal Section)
Old 10-20-2011, 02:14 PM   #6
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If you've got gtkdialog or zenity or yad installed, you can even create a script that will popup a dialog box with a list of processes (from the ps command) text entry that will let you specify which process to kill.


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