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Force Quit an Unresponsive Graphical Application in Ubuntu

Jul 22, 2010, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])


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"There are lots of command-line utilities to kill unresponsive programs in Linux, but for the button-pushing-inclined, the Force Quit panel button lets you kill any app that you can click on without needing to remember anything.

"We're not exaggerating about the amount of ways you can kill applications in Linux – we've covered three previously. However, this method has a few advantages: first, it's incredibly easy – you just have to click a button and click on the frozen application. Second, in our testing, it's been slightly more reliable in shutting down unresponsive GUI applications than other solutions like xkill. On the flip side, it won't work at all for non-graphical programs."

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