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    How to Kill stubborn programs

    G'day, I was wondering if there is a set of key strokes that allows the killing of stubborn programs at all. If so could a kindly person please let me know.

    Cheers

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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    In a terminal run

    Code:
    top
    Find the PID to the application, press K and enter it's #.

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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    You also can right click in the top or bottom panel and select "add to panel", then scroll down and look for the "Force Quit" button, and add it to the panel.

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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    Thankyou people, all three ways are useful. cheers

    wojox: it was fun trying to line up the PID with its name, as the list kept changing. lols

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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    htop is even better than top, have a play around with that too.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install htop
    .

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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    Sealbhach, thanks also.

    p.s. tried it, deff better as one can highlight a process and kill it, even if it moves in the list.

    Cheers

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    Re: How to Kill stubborn programs

    I use System>Adiministration>System Monitor, which you can run and have in a window. Then under the Processes tab of System Monitor you will see the list of processes (programs) that are running. Highlight the one you want to stop and then press End Process.
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