Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to add the Force Quit Button in Ubuntu 11.04+

If you use Ubuntu 11.04+ Unity(app panel to the left), you cannot add application shortcuts to the top panel any more. In order to add a Force Quit Button in the apps panel:

Open the "Terminal" and Copy and Paste, hit enter:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/quit.desktop

Copy and Paste in the Text Document and hit enter:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Exec=xkill
Name=Force Quit
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Humanity/actions/48/process-stop.svg--adjust

Save the Text Document, then open home folder (view > show hidden files), browse to

.local/share/applications

And drag the quit.desktop onto the launcher

If you are using Gnome (Classic), here is what it would look like: