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How can it be did using Python(in Ubuntu)?

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You should ask on StackOverflow. There are some smart py people over there. –  Chris K Jun 17 '12 at 20:31
Please check: stackoverflow.com/questions/3983946/… –  Javier Rivera Jun 18 '12 at 14:15

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import wnck
screen = wnck.screen_get_default()
window = screen.get_active_window()
pid = window.get_pid()
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This gets the ID of the process, but not the process' name. If you know the process ID, however, you could then open the System Monitor and match the ID to the process name in the table under the "Processes" tab. –  Christopher Kyle Horton Aug 7 '12 at 21:19

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