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force quiting an app? [SOLVED]

Postby slinxy on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:14 pm

is there a version of the three finger salute that I can use to force quit a suck app?
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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby rich_roast on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:16 pm

Easiest way is to right click on the panel and add the "force quit" applet; clicking on the icon and then clicking on the misbehaving app will kill it.
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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby nalsdixit on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:05 am

control/alt/backspace

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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby wob on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:14 am

rich_roast wrote:Easiest way is to right click on the panel and add the "force quit" applet; clicking on the icon and then clicking on the misbehaving app will kill it.


This is probably the best way. beside this when some of the apps freeze, I just click on the close button in right upper corner and it shows Force quit dialogue.
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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby DruKe on Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:06 pm

I normally add a force quit shortcut to the panel. It's faster than waiting for a mis-behaving app to timeout. Two clicks, your fixed.
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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby rich_roast on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:52 pm

nalsdixit wrote:control/alt/backspace

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Just a precision - by default, ctrl+alt+backspace will, by default on Gloria, terminate the X Server and restart it, which is a bit extreme for a single misbehaving app.
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Re: force quiting an app?

Postby rich_roast on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:59 pm

wob wrote:beside this when some of the apps freeze, I just click on the close button in right upper corner and it shows Force quit dialogue.
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Beginning to get a little off-topic but I've found the force quit dialogue which comes up automatically can be a little sensitive for machines with less RAM - I quite often find that it pops up claiming an app that is shutting down normally has become unresponsive when in fact there's just some swapping going on (aka disk thrashing - hey, when you run ten+ apps simultaneously, and gnome/compiz, on a machine with 500M physical memory, you get what you asked for). In these instances I tend to stay well away from the force quit option unless there's a real emergency, to avoid losing/corrupting data.
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