Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria [SOLVED!]

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blindjoy
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Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria [SOLVED!]

Post by blindjoy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:27 pm

Using Mint 7 Gloria with xfce4 desktop

In Ubuntu 8.04 under gnome desktop there was an applet for the panel call "force-quit".
Pressing the button on the panel changed the mouse icon.
Clicking the mouse icon in a window would force that application to be killed.

Is there an equivalent in xfce4?
If so what is it? (== sudo apt-get install <packagename>)
What will be the name under panel, add item?

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria

Post by lagagnon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:41 pm

Does Ctrl-Alt-Esc work? In many distros that brings up "xkill" the facility you want. If that combo does not work just go to Settings, Keyboard Shortcuts and create a keyboard shortcut combo (preferably Ctrl-ALt-Esc) and attach it to the command "xkill".

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Re: Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria

Post by blindjoy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:13 pm

Thank you lagagnon for your very quick response!!!!

I put "xkill" on the command line of a launcher applet and it works!!!

Yesterday I was in the Library using there wifi when I sent my questions and received your answer
I needed to go home and check things out on Ubuntu 8.04 on my home machine before attempting
adding this to my laptop. xkill seems like such a powerful command, I needed to feel safe using it.

Thank you again for your help.

I am very impressed with Mint 7.
I have been looking for a replacement for Ubuntu 8.04.
I tried Ubuntu 9.10 (Gnome), Knoppix 6.2 (LXDE, Gnome, KDE) and various Puppies.
I am looking seriously at Mint 7 for the home system and will use Mint 7 and Barry's Puppy 4.3.1
or Lighthouse Pup on my laptop. Debian/Ubuntu/Mint have no equivalent to Puppy's Pwireless
application for quickly and simply connecting the computer to wifi. I usually do not have wifi
at where I am staying, so need to use the local hot spots or libraries to get wifi.

Eventually I want to learn enough to add Pwireless to my desktop OS.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic. ... 95&t=48816

Thank you again for your help.

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