Window won't go away

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at
Tue Jun 26 18:03:12 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 26 June 2007 19:07, Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
> > On Tuesday 26 June 2007 18:24, Mike McCarty wrote:
> >> Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> >>> Or try pressing CTRL+ALT+ESC (or whatever combination is set in your
> >>> GUI to kill programs) and then click the application with the skull
> >>> cursor.
> >>
> >> How do I find out what that may be? CTRL-ALT-ESC seemingly does nothing
> >> on my computer.
> >>
> >> Mike
> >
> > I havn't used CTRL + ALT + ESC for ages, and had forgotten all about it.
> > It does work ok, but its a case of CTRL + ALT, and then a tap on the ESC
> > key, and the skull should appear on your mouse pointer. Make sure the
> > pointer is on the top of the window you want to kill, and a single left
> > click kills the window like magic. Warning!!! Dont click the pointer if
> > it's on a blank bit of desktop, otherwise your likely to kill the
> > desktop. I've done that. Doh.
> >
> > Nigel.
> It works well enough but - Then if I decide I don't really want to kill
> anything how do I get rid of the skull?  I had to search for something
> to sacrifice!
> Bob Goodwin

That goes into the area of premeditated killing, like think before you commit 
yourself. Seriously though, I just tried this on Kubuntu. You have the skull 
placed on the window you were going to kill, but change your mind. Do a 
CTRL+ALT, and this time hold down the ESC key, and the skull will flash, and 
when you let go the keys the skull is gone.

That's the way I observe it anyway.


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