[SOLVED] How to close Steam and Telegram in GNOME?

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[SOLVED] How to close Steam and Telegram in GNOME?

Postby Lysander » 2019-12-24 22:51

I am utterly baffled by this. I had Steam and Telegram opened in GNOME and after closing their windows they are still not actually closed. Their icons do not appear in the taskbar. How on Earth do I close them? Do I have to do it via Task Manager? How do I get a list of applications that are actually running?!

This is on stable, by the way.
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Re: How to close Steam and Telegram in GNOME?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-12-24 22:57

For Steam go to Steam → Exit in the menus at the top left of the window.

Or use
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pkill steam
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Re: How to close Steam and Telegram in GNOME?

Postby Lysander » 2019-12-25 07:58

Thanks HoaS. You're right about closing Steam from the menu, and the terminal. Telegram, however, can only be closed from the terminal, it has no such option.

I find it staggering that one has to do this, and one can't close these applications from the taskbar, since certain applications are not closed by clicking on their 'x', purely minimised. Why GNOME keep removing [or obscuring] functionality [e.g. hiding the suspend button] is beyond me.
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Re: How to close Steam and Telegram in GNOME?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-12-25 08:13

There is always
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xkill

Make an XDG-compliant menu entry for it with this file at ~/.local/share/applications/xkill.desktop:
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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Kill X program window
Comment=Terminate X program with xkill
Type=Application
Exec=xkill
Categories=System;
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