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Old 06-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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kill KDE program KSnapshot Slackware 13-37


How do I kill the KDE program KSnapshot. I'm running Slackware 13 - 37,
which is the latest version of Slackware. I don't see any way to
kill this thing. There's no Remove Program or Delete anywhere on
KDE and this stupid program keeps poping up all the time.
I want to kill this thing. Please tell me how !
 
Old 06-01-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hi, to kill a program, press ctrl+alt+esc, the cursor should change to a skull. Clicking on an offending application should kill it.
ctrl+esc brings up the task manager.

What you want (I suppose) is to disable ksnapshot starting when you hit print screen. To do this go to system settings->Shortcuts->"custom shortcuts"->"preset actions" and disable the action set there. You might also go under global shortcuts->khotkeys and set the shortcut to "none". The first did the trick for me under 4.6.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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What do you do that makes it pop up?

And if you want to remove it, "kill" is totally the wrong word. It means to kill a running process.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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There are a couple ways you can do this in KDE (i myself am a Gnome person, so feel correct me if I get something wrong)..

1) using the terminal (command-line): Open up your terminal of choice (konsole is the default), and type
Code:
 ps -A
This will list all your running processes. If you don't want to have to rummage through a sometimes large list, try typing
Code:
 ps -A | grep -i NAMEHERE
just replace "NAMEHERE" with a part of the name of your program (I think you said it was Snapshot)..

Take note of the process ID (abbreviated PID).. then, go back to your terminal and type
Code:
 kill PIDHERE
replacing "PIDHERE" with the actual pid number of that process. If it says something about not letting you kill that process, use
Code:
 sudo kill PIDHERE
instead.

2)a user-friendly GUI : This method is like opening the Task Manager in Windows (the famous CTRL+Alt+Del), except that it actually WORKS. Open up your system monitor , which is named something like KDE System Guard (many linux distributions use CONTROL + ESC as a shortcut on the keyboard), and click on the Processes tab. Then just hilight the one you want dead, then click KILL. easy. (again, if it gives you any trouble about permission, run it as root or open it in termnal using sudo)

3)slightly-less-user-friendly: There is a program on your system called xKill. The shortcut for it is CONTROL-ALT-ESC. Simply click whatever you wanted to kill.
****WARNING!!****
xkill will kill the FIRST thing you click, [b][u][i]WHATEVER [i][u][b]it is. click your desktop, a panel, Firefox, Whatever. Click it, and it ends. be VERY careful.
If you opened xKill and decide against using it, just hit ESC.

Hope this helps. ~~~~Alec
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by lazerking9 View Post
There are a couple ways you can do this in KDE (i myself am a Gnome person, so feel correct me if I get something wrong)..

1) using the terminal (command-line): Open up your terminal of choice (konsole is the default), and type
Code:
 ps -A
This will list all your running processes. If you don't want to have to rummage through a sometimes large list, try typing
Code:
 ps -A | grep -i NAMEHERE
just replace "NAMEHERE" with a part of the name of your program (I think you said it was Snapshot)..

Take note of the process ID (abbreviated PID).. then, go back to your terminal and type
Code:
 kill PIDHERE
replacing "PIDHERE" with the actual pid number of that process. If it says something about not letting you kill that process, use
Code:
 sudo kill PIDHERE
instead.
Or instead of all that, just use:

Code:
killall NAMEHERE
 
  


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