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#1 2021-05-12 15:01:29

tespro
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Registered: 2021-05-12
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Stopping a running application

I'm running the feh program on my Chromebox which is set to randomly display photos from a file on the screen continuously. I've tried to cancel the program by using CTRL-ALT-ESC without success.  How do I exit the program so I can unmount the usb stick where the file is located? (I want to add more photo files to it.)

Obviously, I can shutdown the computer to accomplish this but there must be a more sophisticated way to do this.

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#2 2021-05-13 09:56:18

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 820

Re: Stopping a running application

The two ways that I would do it:

1) open a terminal and enter this command as regular user:

pkill feh

2) Open Task Manager. Type "feh" in the search box and press Enter, then right-click the process that > kill


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#3 2021-05-13 12:36:59

tespro
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Registered: 2021-05-12
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Re: Stopping a running application

If I could get to terminal, I'd have already solved my problem. The real problem is that feh is running full screen and nothing I have tried on the Chromebox keyboard has allowed me to access anything else.

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#4 2021-05-14 07:24:10

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 808

Re: Stopping a running application

Hello, welcome to the forum!

I have xkill binded to a keyboard combination (Super+k, for superkill, hehe). The mouse cursor turns into a crosshair, and the app you click into is killed, super handy. Details in the linked article.

In Xubuntu 18.04 it's preinstalled through the x11-utils package.

Tell us if it solves your problem, please!

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