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    Default FORCE QUIT APPLICATION

    If an application stops responding how do I force it to quit without rebooting

    thanks

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    Default Re: FORCE QUIT APPLICATION

    (Not pretty but) Usually if you click the living daylights out of the close button, you'll get a terminate box pop up.

    Otherwise you can stop user tasks with the system monitor

    After that it gets a little more complicated..
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    caf4926 wrote:
    > (Not pretty but) Usually if you click the living daylights out of the
    > close button, you'll get a terminate box pop up.


    Or if you click it just once and then wait the same length of time as
    you'd otherwise spend clicking the living daylights, you may find a box
    still pops up saying that the program is not responding YMMV of course.

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    On 06/07/2011 12:06 PM, jimt123 wrote:
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    > If an application stops responding how do I force it to quit without
    > rebooting


    since you don't tell your desktop environment i'll assume it is the same
    as mine:

    - press and hold Alt, then press F2
    - a small blank will pop up at the top center of the screen, just to the
    left of the blank, are two tiny icons, a wrench/spanner on the left and
    a 'heartbeat' monitor looking thing to its right..
    -click on the monitor icon
    -find the name of the application not responding
    -highlight it with a single left click, then click the "End Process"
    button..


    alternatively:

    -open a terminal
    -type in and enter top
    -find the non-responding program
    -in the first column will be a four digit number
    -press 'q' (which will end top and return you to the prompt)
    -carefully type in and enter kill [1234] or whatever the number is
    -type exit and enter

    another alternative:

    -click on the non-responding window to give it focus
    -press Ctrl+Alt+Esc
    -your mouse pointer turns into a skull and crossbones
    -hold the skull over the non-responding application and single left click

    another....nah! that is enough for now..

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    On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:20:20 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > -open a terminal
    > -type in and enter top
    > -find the non-responding program
    > -in the first column will be a four digit number -press 'q' (which will
    > end top and return you to the prompt) -carefully type in and enter
    > kill [1234] or whatever the number is -type exit and enter


    Or in top, you can just press 'k' and enter the process ID.

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    On 06/07/2011 07:12 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:

    > Or in top, you can just press 'k' and enter the process ID.


    i must have forgotten that some years ago...right after i forgot what i
    had for breakfast.

    the test will be if i remember that the next time i need it (if not i'll
    do "q kill [PID]" like usual)

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    Alt, then press F2
    xkill
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    Default Re: FORCE QUIT APPLICATION

    thanks everyone

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    In KDE you can simply use the key combination [CTRL][ALT][ESC] (this runs
    xkill).

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    Default Re: FORCE QUIT APPLICATION

    Thanks for these folks, I get a lot of hang/freezes with Windows apps under wine/xover (my bad, prolly), and these killers will be v. handy, ty ty.........

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