firefox won't die lol

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ancientscribble
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firefox won't die lol

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Just installed Mint and have played around a bit. I am typing in an Opera tab because Firefox is completely frozen and I can't exit it. I attached the force-quit icon to my menu panel and tried using that but it's no good. How do I restart Firefox? Many thanks to anyone that can help me.

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Do ctrl + alt + backspace and then log back in. if it freezes again try reinstalling and then updating
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Thanks.

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You can also kill processes using the "kill" or "killall" commands. For example, you could type

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killall firefox
to kill all firefox processes. After that, Firefox should restart flawlessly.

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Thanks Kaye!

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Sure :D

When I first started out with Mint, I quickly found that becoming familiar with terminal commands is an easy way to get to know Linux a little bit better.. plus, it helps you out a lot in almost every situation :wink: Hope you have fun.
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