Monday, January 24, 2005

Kill hanging applications

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I just finished an exam and I think I did a great job! Time to provide you with a Gnome-tip, isn't it ? :)
I like to try out bleeding-edge software, so sometimes those programs just crash, hang, misbehave, whatever you call it. Well, there's a quick way to wipe those windows of your screen with the gnome "Force Quit" action-'applet'. Add this to your panel by right-clicking the panel, chosing "add to panel" then dragging the "Force Quit" applet to your panel or double-clicking it. Then, when an application hangs, click the applet, click on the window of the misbehaving program and it will be killed!




Anonymous Anonymous knowledgely replied ...

Cool. Also: It seems that if you just click the close button on a hung app a couple of times, gnome asks you if you want to kill it.

1:02 AM, January 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous knowledgely replied ...

since force quit takes up my valuable panel space, i use xkill instead. just hit alt+f2 and quickly type xkill, hit enter, and you'll see how practical it is..

9:48 PM, May 28, 2005  

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