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Unresponsive App/Program

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#1 snglnluvnit


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

I am new to the Ubuntu world, although I am enjoying the learning, look and feel of Ubuntu, there are somethings that I miss or have not found a replacement for. One of those things is Windows Task Manager, a couple of times a program has hung/become unresponsive and I did not know what to do. Google to the rescue, and I've discovered "XKill"!! So I had a folder open and it hung on me, and I used the Alt + F2 Entered in Xkill, used the cursor/X placed on unresponsive folder and clicked...Sure enough it went away, except right now when I click on the "Home" folder from the launcher it shakes a little like it wants to open but then doesn't.. I know that if I reboot it would be solved, but there has to be a better way.. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

On rare occassions when Firefox or other program fails to respond, I have done this:

System > system monitor > click on Processes tab > click on process you want to close to highlight > click on Close at the bottom of the window
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