I'm searching for application (if exists). It should appear after pressing previously customized keys, and will have non-gui (aka command shell) (but it should be have 'buttons' like in GRUB 2), it should have some utilities like task manager, etc. It will be helpful when game crashed, and I can't move cursor, so I can't do anything (except Alt+Tab (but i can't do anything more after that) and resetting my computer).

I'm writing this 2nd time because I accidenly pressed 'back' button on my mouse. But Firefox is a crap, and after forwarding, my whole text dissapear lol.

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    Have you ever thought of going to the virtual terminal: Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6? You'll then have a full working terminal at hand. Go back with Ctrl+Alt+F7 (or F8/F9 in some configurations) :) Pro tip: How can I use the mouse in a virtual terminal?
    – gertvdijk
    Jul 10, 2013 at 21:42
  • and how I can't exit that to desktop? Therefore I'm looking for user friendly application.
    – user160995
    Jul 10, 2013 at 21:43
  • "and how I can't exit that to desktop?" Sorry, what? Please be specific in your requirements - edit your question to include more details if so.
    – gertvdijk
    Jul 10, 2013 at 21:44
  • OK, so basicly i'm in this virtual terminal, but to kill process i need a ID. And really isn't there available application like I mentioned before?
    – user160995
    Jul 10, 2013 at 21:49
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    KDE has Ctrl + Alt + Esc that turns the mouse cursor into a skull. Clicking on a window will kill it. Press Esc again if you decide not to kill anything.
    – Lekensteyn
    Jul 10, 2013 at 21:58

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A full command line interface environment can be achieved by using Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 in Ubuntu.

You can try using General Purpose Mouse interface to simulate a cursor in your command line interface.

If you are looking for a command-line browser I would suggest you look into Links.

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