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My desktop view is taken up completely by a frozen window from the chromium browser and I cannot manage to close it, switch windows, bring up the launcher or minimize it.

How can I resolve this without rebooting or losing my session?

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Related: – Christopher Kyle Horton Feb 11 '12 at 0:12

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up a terminal and then use killall chromium-browser.

If that doesn't work you should be able to get to a TTY with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Use the killall command there and press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back.

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You can try running xkill in either the Alt + F2 dialog or from a terminal, then just click Chromium.

That should force it to close.

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