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orphanlast
May 15th, 2010, 03:32 AM
I know that you can go System -> Administration -> System Monitor in order to access something similar (and in many ways, superior) to the Windows Task Manager. But here's the thing.

Realistically speaking, people press CTRL+ALT+DELETE when their computer is behaving like crap. So, by the time that I need this, it's not like the computer's going to be cooperating well enough for me to access all three of these in time.

Is there any keyboard shortcuts to bring this up? And if not? Is there a way that I can MAKE a keyboard shortcut for they sexy beast?

I8NY
May 15th, 2010, 03:35 AM
could make a keyboard short cut in System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts

ubunterooster
May 15th, 2010, 03:38 AM
System>preferences>keyboard shortcuts. Click add; enter the commands as seen in attachments. (you can substitute what you want for alt+0)

orphanlast
May 15th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Oh my dear lord... Thanks... stupid *** question...

ubunterooster
May 15th, 2010, 03:48 AM
better a stupid question than a stupid mistake :D Just remember to mark the thread as solved

orphanlast
May 15th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Well... It looks as though this is getting more complicated. That Keyboard Shortcut program is really limited in its options. I've looked through the list and System Monitor isn't on it. So I click ***. Type System Monitor in the "name" field. Then I decided the shortcut would be Ctrl+Mod4+Alt+Delete. I'm surprised it doesn't give me a chance to give it a path.

So now when I press those keys, the following error pops up: Error while trying to run (Ctrl+Alt+Mod4+Delete) which is linked to the key (<Control><Alt><Mod4>Delete)

So I've googled this sucker. There's a way to press Alt+F2 and do a gconfig thing. and mess around there. But it required me to type the entire path down.... I have no idea where this program is located in my computer.

And there's this other one where I can work with the terminal and get xbindkey. I've been able to open it up but it seems to have more options than the Keyboard Shortcut package, but it doesn't seem to be much help either. Am I missing something? Should there be something that I should be doing that I'm just not?

pastalavista
May 15th, 2010, 04:20 AM
You can add a Sysmonitor Applet/Shortcut to the panel too (right-click->"Add to Panel")

BoneKracker
May 15th, 2010, 04:20 AM
If it's really acting up, you also ctrl+alt+F1 to a terminal that doesn't depend on the graphical environment, and then type "top". From there, it's easy to kill any misbehaving application by typing "kill" and the number shown next to it (it's process id).

ubunterooster
May 15th, 2010, 04:27 AM
It looks like you made a mistake and entered the command wrong; see the screenshots and follow them.

Ozymandias_117
May 15th, 2010, 04:43 AM
Well... It looks as though this is getting more complicated. That Keyboard Shortcut program is really limited in its options. I've looked through the list and System Monitor isn't on it. So I click ***. Type System Monitor in the "name" field. Then I decided the shortcut would be Ctrl+Mod4+Alt+Delete. I'm surprised it doesn't give me a chance to give it a path.

The correct command for that application is
gnome-system-monitor (And remember, Linux is case-sensitive.)

orphanlast
May 15th, 2010, 05:48 AM
It looks like you made a mistake and entered the command wrong; see the screenshots and follow them.

It's usually the simplest answers that we have the most difficulty with.

Roger Bailey
October 8th, 2010, 10:07 AM
The Force Quit panel applet is very neat. Kills an application with a couple of clicks.