how does one close a non-reponding folder?

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how does one close a non-reponding folder?

Post by JohnLL » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:50 pm

I was transferring a 5meg file from a sub-folder to a micro-sdc card. After the transfer was completed I was able to close the sdc card and remove it from my computer. I tried to close my folder and saw a 'blank notification message' which did not respond to an exit via the mouse. Neither would the folder. I did a little research on the forum and looked up a couple of 'linux bibles' I keep as reference but couldn't find anything specific to closing a non-responding folder. I know how to close non-responding files but couldn't figure out how to close the folder. I finally did a reboot to force it to close and even then it took 3 or 4 times longer to close than normal.

How does one close a non-responding folder using terminal?

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Re: how does one close a non-reponding folder?

Post by all41 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:55 pm

in a terminal type:
xkill
Enter
Your cursor will become crosshairs--move it over the offender and click.
You can create a keyboard shortcut for this. I chose Ctrl+Alt+X
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