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CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:49 am
by johonunu
In Windows when you press CTRL+ALT+DEL it brings you System Task Manager where you can kill processes, see how much RAM is used and so on. This can be also achived in Linux Mint.

SOLTION :
1. Click on Mint Menu->Preferances->Keyboard Shortcuts.
2. When window opens, click on the bottom button called "Add"
3. Small dialog opens. Enter the name : "System Monitor" and command : "gnome-system-monitor".
4. Scroll to the bottom and in a "Custom Shortcuts" section find "System Monitor". Double click on the "Shortcut" on the right to assign new shortcut and press CTRL+ALT+DEL

Does anyone think this is usefull ?

Re: CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:47 am
by RelicKylias
Is definitely useful for Linux newbies who've came from Windows. :)

Re: CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:13 pm
by shimself
My fingers fly not to Ctrl-Alt-Del (which in windows does not immediately yield Task Manager aka System Monitor) but to Ctrl-Shift-Esc (which does). But the keyboard binding program rejects this combo and just reverts to unassigned. In fact some experimenting suggests it won't accept Esc full stop. I even tried typing the key combo (ie c t r l etc) but no joy
OK I can live with Crtl-Alt-Del but still, is there a way?
Thanks

Re: CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:03 pm
by all41
Another handy keyboard shortcut is to assign Ctrl+Alt+X to command 'xkill'.
This turns the cursor into an X. Move it to any hung app and click to
terminate. This eliminates finding the hung app in the System Monitor/Processes.
Right click cancels the xkill operation

Re: CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:35 am
by stepnjump
Wow great suggestions. I love the ctrl alt X for xkill... Thank you!

Re: CTRL+ALT+DEL => System Monitor ?

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:50 am
by shawnhcorey
I created two aliases for use on the command line. The require the name of the process to work.
  • alias pew='killall '
  • alias nuke='killall -9 '