Sometimes things go a bit wrong. Sometimes they go very wrong. XKill is a simple little application that allows you to kill a running X application that has got out of kilter. Think of this as a quick way to get back control of your Desktop.
xkill (installed by …
On desktop setups where icons are shown on the desktop these are normally taken from the specific folder ~/Desktop. If you find you want to show icons from either your Home or another directory for a particular install/user you can do so by editing the user-dirs config file as …
Open the run prompt by pressing
lg to start Looking Glass
Commands can be entered directly at the prompt e.g.
Exit at any time by pressing
Debug Gnome Shell, or run it from the console, either for plugin development or troubleshooting.
Switch to the console using
Ctrl Alt F1
Type "w" to find your display (usually it's
Export your display (usually with
Restart gnome shell from the console by typing …