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Old 07-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Can't Close Browser


The buttons to minimize and close, in the upper right-hand corner, have disappeared, making it impossible to close my browser and shut down my computer.I don't know what to do. Thanks.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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mmm it's a really weird problem, at least you should be able to shutdown your system, using the ctrl+alt+shift+F3 key combination you should then see the TTY come up, then just write poweroff, hit enter and that's it...


P.D.: under some systems use ctrl+alt+F(and a number between 2 and 8) to get the TTY




i hope it's useful for you
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Could you tell us what distribution of Linux you're using please?
 
Old 07-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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for the time being,you can close your browser by right clicking on its top(where name of browser is shown usually) and choosing to close..
And for further help,please tell which distro and DE are you using ?
 
Old 07-13-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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by now you have probably held the power button down for 4 seconds

reboot will most likely fix it , for now .


for a fix we would need to know some VERY basic information that should have been the first post
like What operating system is this ? and what version ?
What desktop is this ? gnome,kde,xfce,lxde, what ?

did you turn on any of the "3d effects " also known as the 3d desktop"
 
Old 07-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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When Firefox (or other) stops playing nice I use:
Code:
ps aux | grep firefox
The output will look something like:
Code:
username   1640  5.3 27.1 808100 278860 ?       Sl   20:24   5:13 /usr/lib/firefox-5.0/firefox-bin
Then kill that four digit number:
Code:
kill 1640

Last edited by roger_heslop; 07-13-2011 at 10:08 PM. Reason: code tags are wrong
 
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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And then to prevent the re-opening of the same websites which may lead your browser to hang, you may open some other site from the terminal:
Code:
firefox somesite.com
 
Old 07-13-2011, 11:16 PM   #8
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Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 11:26 PM   #9
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Solved

It's working now. Thanks!
 
Old 07-14-2011, 01:17 AM   #10
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It's working now. Thanks!
please mark this thread as SOLVED if you are done !
 
  


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