In this tutorial we will see how to add a "Force Quit" icon to the Unity launcher of Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 that allows to force kill any unresponsive application or window. After clicking this icon in your launcher, click any window to force close it. To make the installation simple, I have created the .desktop file and uploaded it to my Dropbox account.
Open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands to download and add the "Force Quit" .desktop file to your system:
mv Force_Quit.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
Now you have two options for adding the "Force Quit" icon to the Unity launcher:
- Option 1
Then Drag and drop the Force_Quit.desktop file into the launcher:
- Option 2
You can now use this button to force kill any unresponsive window.