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Old 04-07-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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Kill an Unresponsive Program in Gnome

I just switched to gnome and would like to know how to kill a program. In KDE you used Ctrl+Alt+Esc and Ctrl+Esc. I know Ctrl+Alt+Esc does something, but I really don't get it. What is the equivalent in Gnome?

Maybe programs don't crash in Gnome
Old 04-07-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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You can use a couple of methods:
1) Go to a command prompt and type: kill <app_name>
2) Run the 'xkill' program and click the application you want to kill (you can add this to your desktop, a menu, or just use a terminal if you have one open).
Old 04-07-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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Run xkill and click the window of the program which you want to kill.

If you are on a command mode only, you can use this.
eg - Here's the sample for Mplayer
mann@Manish:~$ ps -A | grep mplayer
 7548 ?        00:00:00 gmplayer
mann@Manish:~$ kill 7548

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Old 04-07-2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies. I like the xkill.


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