[Techtalk] Starting apps with keyboard in Gnome

Mary Gardiner mary at puzzling.org
Sun Mar 25 21:22:36 UTC 2007

On Sun, Mar 25, 2007, David Sumbler wrote:
> Because she is the sort of person who tends to get frightened by
> unusual behaviour from the computer, and seems to find it difficult to
> follow a sequence of instructions, I thought that I would install a
> script on her machine, with the line "killall evolution", and set up a
> hotkey to activate it - e.g. Ctrl-Alt-E.  (Remember, she can't use the
> mouse on these occasions, so it has to be activated from the
> keyboard.)

Not keybindings, but the canonical way to shut down evolution is
actually "evolution --force-shutdown" (double check the man page for the
exact option): it tries to get all the secondary processes too.


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