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I did 'apt-get install free the fish' to see what the Ubuntu 'Wanda the Fish' Easter Egg looks like. I have now had enough of the fish and want it to stop, which I could do by logging in and out.

Unfortunately I have a few other things open right now and I don't want to do that. I tried ps -ef | more to see if I could identify the process, but I could not. Also the Google came up with no answers. Anyone have any ideas?

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

Press Alt + F2 then paste pkill gnome-panel and your panel will disappear and reappear but the fish will be gone .

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Thank-you very much for your speedy reply. New here so I cannot mod up your answer but it is the right one! – Mathew May 11 '11 at 9:41
you have to click the currently grey tick button and it will accept this as the right answer . see this ( ) – Alaukik May 11 '11 at 9:50

You can also click on the fish. this will cause it to swim away to the nearest screen edge and disappear.

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And re-appear after a while. – Anish Ramaswamy Mar 5 '14 at 20:21

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