Force Quit 1.2-2

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An applet which calls xkill when you click on it (so you can force quit any unresponsive window).

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  1. mohammad-sn says:

    1 year ago

    if this doesn't work for you, try this:

  2. mohammad-sn says:

    1 year ago

    Works just one time per session!!!! I'm using LM 17.1 64-bit.

  3. mquinn says:

    1 year ago

    Not functioning on LM 17 64-bit regardless of number of clicks!

  4. Scott65 says:

    1 year ago

    Doesn't work on 17 64-bit.

  5. tishosamail says:

    1 year ago

    It works :) ... with double click ?!

  6. raymond01 says:

    1 year ago

    Add another voice for not working in Mint 17, 64 bit, Cinnamon. Does nothing when you click on it.

  7. Mihkel says:

    1 year ago

    Very useful button but unfortunately not working in Mint 17! :((

  8. r0polach says:

    1 year ago

    Does not work in Mint 17 (left-clicking does nothing) although xkill itself works correctly.

  9. ulysses says:

    2 years ago

    Have just changed to Cinnamon and I'm happy to found 'xkill' too. I'm using gnome-theme and the icon is difficult to detect First I searched for it because it has a dark color. But then everything was good :-))

  10. Blackbox says:

    3 years ago

    Great applet, except for the icon. I really prefer the icons to be all symbolic ones for a nice, clean, unified look. So I changed it to "window-close". Since you are a dev, can you tell me where one can view all the symbolic icons? It took me a lot of experimentation and guesswork to find something that worked.

  11. assemdido says:

    3 years ago

    Thank you

  12. clem says:

    3 years ago

    Hi spacy.. I'm not sure actually. There's a few things we need to improve for applets in Cinnamon (compilation of settings, dependencies and localization in particular). I'll look into it and we'll try to improve this in the coming releases. It's important applets can be localized and provide their own translations. Can't tell you how long it will take but we'll definitely get this better supported in the future.

  13. spacy01 says:

    3 years ago

    Don't answer me, i make it! :)

  14. spacy01 says:

    3 years ago

    It works, yes, but i want to make a bulgarian translation. Created a structure: /usr/share/cinnamon/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES/cinnamon-applets/ and put the in there, but no change, trying and /usr/share/cinnamon/locale/bg/LC_MESSAGES/cinnamon-applets/, and still no translation. Here is the po file: # SOME DESCRIPTIVE TITLE. # Copyright (C) YEAR THE PACKAGE'S COPYRIGHT HOLDER # This file is distributed under the same license as the PACKAGE package. # FIRST AUTHOR , YEAR. # msgid "" msgstr "" "Project-Id-Version: PACKAGE VERSION\n" "Report-Msgid-Bugs-To: \n" "POT-Creation-Date: 2012-02-23 22:13+0200\n" "PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-24 00:35+0200\n" "Last-Translator: spacy01 \n" "Language-Team: LANGUAGE \n" "Language: \n" "MIME-Version: 1.0\n" "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8\n" "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n" #: /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/ msgid "Click here to kill a window" msgstr "??????????? ????????? ?? ????????." Clem or some one who know, help me please! Is this a right file? If not, have a pot file somewhere? What must to be the mo file's name and must it be in own folder? Please, don't send me to translators team, i asked them, they don't know...

  15. billynick says:

    4 years ago

    yep works now, thanks :)

  16. Bill says:

    4 years ago

    It works and I thank you. :)

  17. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Ok, I changed the icon name to something most icon themes have.... it should work for you now.

  18. Bill says:

    4 years ago

    Did anyone get this applet to work yet? If you did could you share what you did exactly? Thanks in advance.

  19. Bill says:

    4 years ago

    Same problem here Clem, if I place in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets suddenly I have no applets.

  20. rodmar says:

    4 years ago

    I had the same problem. Solved after this fix

  21. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Ok, I re-uploaded it using tar.gz... maybe the zip made the files have the wrong permissions.

  22. billynick says:

    4 years ago

    yeah thats what i did, however the result of that is that the applets list in cinnamon-settings is blank. see screenshot: removing the force-quit folder from ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets and the other applets (trash etc) are visible again

  23. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Download it and decompress it in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets.

  24. billynick says:

    4 years ago

    how does one install these things really?