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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2015, 15:18    Post subject:  xkill
Subject description: using xkill in terminal for killing a window
 

Sometimes you get stuck with a window that stays open whatever you do, and you get mad, and you are prone to reboot the computer to get rid of it. That happens to me with Handbrake, when i stop a process, such as ripping a DVD.

There is a way to get rid of such a window : open your terminal and type in xkill. Then, with the mouse, you click the window you want to get rid of, and most of the time, the window will get killed and will be gone. No need to reboot. It will work with most Linux OS.
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rufwoof


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2015, 15:34    Post subject:  

Nice tip.

I usually go to the taskbar and right mouse click the associated program/windows entry and select the 'kill' option
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gcmartin


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2015, 16:27    Post subject:  

Thanks for this tip on another manner to rid an artifact lurking around on the desktop.

On most PUPs you can use the taskbar item shown.

Some other PUPs do not offer the taskbar "Kill" option. On those PUPs, I have used htop to locate the task to Kill it.

On still others, I have resorted to stopping and restarting the desktop.

"xkill" seems to offer an intuitive way to tag and kill the offender. Will have to try it at next need.

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rufwoof


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2015, 16:33    Post subject:  

I don't have a xkill binary/script in my Thin Slack (533t) Sad
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ebisu

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Nov 2015, 07:26    Post subject:  

xkill is not included in puppies. I never had problems with killing windows via process manager or via taskbar. Never needed to reboot..
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cimarron


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Nov 2015, 09:26    Post subject:  

Xkill .pet here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=850858#850858

Especially useful if used with a keyboard shortcut
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