Use Ctrl+Alt+Del To Launch Gnome System Monitor

Linux only: If you're a recent convert from Windows to Linux, you might wonder how to easily launch the Task Manager equivalent with a shortcut key like you can on Windows. Here's the quick and easy way to do it.

Over at the How-To Geek site (my home away from Lifehacker), writer Justin points out that you can easily assign a shortcut key to Gnome System Monitor by heading into System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and adding a new shortcut key with the command set to gnome-system-monitor. Once you've done so, you can assign any shortcut key you like to pull up the task manager. It's a simple tip, but very useful for anybody just making the switch away from Windows.

Use Ctrl+Alt+Del for Task Manager in Linux to Kill Tasks Easily [How-To Geek]


    OR if you're used to Vista/7 the shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+Esc, and you can safely add this shortcut in Ubuntu without overriding existing functionality.

      That's right -- I think by default, Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up a log-out/shut down dialog in GNOME.

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