In my Ubuntu launcher I have two icons with question marks on them. When I hover my mouse over them they read "Already Executing". What is this and can I remove them? I am an extremely zero-experienced Linux user and would appreciate an answer even I could understand. -Thank you :)
Every program, when runs, is a process. Processes are an important
Managing processes, beginner's manual
First open a Terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T).
Once the terminal is open, type:
Press ENTER to issue the command, and if you had Firefox open,
Which means “a process named ‘firefox’ is running and his ID is 14497”.
Now, if you run
All at once
And it'll kill all the processes that are named
and identifiy those processes.
number is the number infront of the process that you want to kill.
But if you don't know what are those processes. It's better to not to kill them.
you can use
htop can give more better look with top but you need to installed it with