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Xkill is a utility for forcing the X server to close connections to clients.

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Command xkill doesn't work : no + cursor [duplicate]

I have a minor problem with the command xkill. Once I enter the command line xkill, there is no error message, but the cursor doesn't turn into a cross like it should normally do: msi@msi-GF63-8RC➜ ~ ...
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Kill a specific window, but not the entire suite of windows belonging to one program?

Currently using KDE. I'd like a shortcut that's able to kill a window, but not all windows of the same process. For example, right now I'm using xkill to kill windows using the mouse. I love it, but ...
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What is the equivalent of xkill on wayland?

Xkill is a utility program distributed with the X Window System that instructs the X server to forcefully terminate its connection to a client, thus "killing" the client.[1] When run with no ...
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How to force quit the files program [closed]

Cant use pkill or xkill, so please answer my question fast
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Does Xubuntu support Ubuntu's Alt+F2 command?

On normal Ubuntu Alt+F2 lets you enter a command that will execute as if ran in a terminal. This is most commonly used when your computer is not running properly and you need to xkill. Does Xubuntu ...
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killing an xterm opened with -hold

I can kill a terminal opened with xterm -hold by typing xkill and then clicking the left mouse button. But I'd like to avoid the need for the click. I would have expected that xkill -id `echo ...
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Why can't I kill a terminal window with xkill in Wayland?

When I run xkill in terminal a X (cross sign) appears which seems to kill that GUI process (application) on which it is hovered and clicked. I expect the same behavior for GNOME Terminal (since in my ...
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Has the "xkill" command been replaced or removed entirely in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am curious if the Alt + F2 xkill command has been replaced by something similar, or if it has been removed entirely. I know we can use other methods to stop processes, I'm just curious.
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Alt+F2 not showing xkill on Ubuntu 18.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, I can't find xkill on pressing Alt+F2. Instead it shows a message box with a text-field titled as Enter a Command. How can I find xkill on Ubuntu 18.04 and what is ...
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What does xkill mean and do?

I found xkill on dashboard and my pointer turned into an "x" sign on clicking it. It doesn't change back when I press Esc. What does this "x" sign stand for and what does it do?
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Sending SIGSTOP or SIGCONT signals graphically (similar to xkill)

Question Do you know any tool/script to send SIGSTOP (to pause a process) or SIGCONT (to resume it) to a process by clicking on a graphical window generated by the process? Some context There is ...
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Xkill on open directory

I accidentally ran xkill on my file manager while my Documents folder was open. I can no longer see the directory, and I am told the directory no longer exists. Can I get the directory back or is it ...
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Unity Desktop "freezes" but can be recovered with xkill

I'm running 16.04 with Unity desktop enviro, and periodically my desktop environment looses responsiveness. It often happens when I open Blender, Krita, Cura, and many other apps (just did it now ...
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How to kill a program?

How I can kill a program corectlly? Because when I use xkill very often it's closed incorectlly. Scenario: I have a game, game lags, I can't close it normally, im forced, to use forced kill, in ...
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What can I do when Ubuntu is stuck?

I used to work with window in the past, and when Windows was stuck (cursor doesn't move or respond to clicks, for example), I could just clicked Ctrl+Alt+Delete, open the task manager and end the task ...
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Xkill command renders wine useless

I play Skyrim on a Ubuntu 16.04. Every once in a while the game freezes so I searched online for a solution. I discovered the Xkill command from the terminal. When I use this command, Wine won't open ...
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Accidently xkill remote ubuntu server now cannot connect

I accidently xkill a ubuntu desktop on a server that is hosted remotely, after I did that I got kicked off the VNC Viewer. Now I'm getting a VNC message that "The connection was refused by the host ...
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I accidentally used xkill on my desktop - how can I get it back?

I ran xkill to force quit Chrome, and I clicked my desktop. The icons disappeared. Is there a command that will get them back? I'd rather not restart. I'm using GNOME and GDM.
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xkill-ed my desktop [duplicate]

I was doing xkill In a terminal window to close a non responsive program but clicked my Desktop instead of my program now all the icons and everything are gone, and restarting didn't fix it. What ...
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can't `xkill` a "Loading…" bubble/growlbox

I have no idea what program caused this "Loading..." growl notification / bubble / shoutbox / popup but it is still there outside of the web browser. (Even though it looks like a Javascript / web-...
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Similar to xkill for mir

xkill is a command I almost use everyday. That's because my PC is quite crappy [a 10' chilli GREEN netbook NEO XP made in Holland (even if I'm in Greece), with 1 GB ram memory and 2 Intel Atom cores ...
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Adding a xkill icon in gnome-shell's dock

First of all, sorry for my English. I'm trying to add an icon in the gnome-shell's dock (with Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10) for the command line app xkill, but it doesn't work, since it is a terminal ...
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How to restart alt+f2 dialog in kde after xkill?

The dialog that appears when I press Alt+F2 froze (what is it called? minicli?), I then proceeded to kill it by clicking it after running the command xkill, this was the message: xkill: killing ...
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