Task Manager

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  1. Illsley

    Illsley New Member

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    Hey,

    Is it possible to create an app like a Task Manager where you can see which other apps that are running and perhaps have the ability to kill them?

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  2. Blake

    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I dont know, Since im not a coder.
    But, To see what apps are running download "term-vt100" from installer,then launch it and type "top".
    But I dont know how to kill them.
  3. lonjee

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    to kill events
    you type top in the command line to get the list of the apps.
    then type
    kill (and the number to the left of the app name)

    so ex:

    top
    PID Command
    4418 Term-vt100

    kill 4418

    then it closes

    ta da.


    EDIT: you wont be able to type kill in right away, there is a little lag
    but to kill the display of the running items swipe on the screen to ^C

    also the apps running usually dont ever have the same numbers so it will be different each time

    then after this you can do the whole kill ####
  4. Illsley

    Illsley New Member

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    Hey

    Ive tried vt100, it says for example 17 processes running. But the list only shows like 7-8 of them, why doesnt it show all processes? (hidden?)
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    I have the same problem with top

    Try ps -ax that lists all processes, but does not automatically update like top
  6. Illsley

    Illsley New Member

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    Ok, Ill try that when I get home!
    There are a lot of "Launch" apps out there. A nice extension to a launch app would be to add these functions, see processes and kill them.
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    sorry i know this is a little off topic. but when i type in top into term-vt100 i get a whole list but i cant scroll down. i know when i tap and hold on the screen i get this circular thingy with 4 arrows and some ^ thing. can anybody explain what does these do?
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    ^c will close the batch file that is running. (top for example) not sure about the other ones though
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    sorry but how do i do that? When I hold my finger on the screen the circular wheel pops up, then I slide my finger across to the control I want to tap. But nothing happens. Am I doing it correctly?
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    gstubbs@azautomotive.ca New Member

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    When that wheel thing comes up moving your finger to the left arrow moves the cursor left. The same thing with the right arrow. I missed it the first few times i did it. The up arrow recalls the last command you entered on the command line. Between the up and right arrows is ^C. This cancels the top command. To get full screen just tap the screen with two fingers at once. Woohoo! Multitouch! To scroll the screen just use your finger on the right edge of the screen. To get the keyboard back just do that two finger tap to toggle it.

    I use this method to scroll back to see results of the ls command. For Windows guys that is the same as the dir command ... only better.

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