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Add a Force Quit Applet to Ubuntu's Unity Launcher

Oct 04, 2011, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Long-time users of Ubuntu might recall that a handy 'Force Quit' applet was once available to add to the desktop panel, which made 'closing' misbehaving applications a cinch.

With the move to Unity and GNOME 3 these old school 'GNOME Applets' were retired and force-quitting applications required a different approach (ALT+F2 > xkill > click on Window).

Thankfully for the lazy amongst us reader Josh Leverette has put together a script that adds a 'Force Close' button to the Unity Launcher. With one click you can once again kill crashy, CPU-hogging applications without having to reboot or revert to the Terminal.

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