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Task Manager, Windows Style

Posted by ubuntufan on January 6, 2007

A lot of us (me included) that are windows expats, got used to seeing task manager by pressing the ol’ three finger salute <ctrl><alt><del>. So can we get the same functionality in Ubuntu/Gnome? (KDE has <ctrl><esc>) Below are the very simple instructions for getting it setup.

Before you begin, make sure that you have the Gnome system monitor installed (sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor)

The following need not be run as root….just your normal login.

gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_9 "<control><alt>Delete"
gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_9 "gnome-system-monitor"

That’s it, just press <ctrl><alt><del> and you should be done.



5 Responses to “Task Manager, Windows Style”

  1. Timon said

    Thank you for the pointer. Is the last item of the first command line supposed to be an apostrophe or a normal quote?

  2. Hugues said


    Your tutorial remind of this one I wrote I while ago.

    If that was your inspiration, perhaps you could state it ?

    Anyway, good site. Keep up the good work.

  3. slibuntu said

    Reminds me of one off my blog too!! Looks similar!

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