How to Terminate Unresponsive Application in Linux With Xkill

Windows users use Task Manager to terminate any task if that’s become unresponsive. Luckily, in Linux distributions, you can easily terminate any unresponsive application with single-mouse-click. Here we use Xkill. It’s a handy utility to terminate any task easily. Here’s the procedure:

  • Open Terminal and type xkill.
  • Your mouse pointer would turn into a shooting pointer; somewhat like the cross-sign.
  • Now click on the unresponsive application with your mouse. The application would terminate instantly and your mouse pointer would regain its normal appearance.

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