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Hello, I know that I can run "kill -STOP" and "kill -CONT" to halt and resume a process. But I can not find anyway to easily do this with a ...
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    Halting and continuing a process


    Hello,

    I know that I can run "kill -STOP" and "kill -CONT" to halt and resume a process. But I can not find anyway to easily do this with a GUI. This seems like a very powerful feature, I am surprised it hasn't been implemented. I'm looking for something like "xkill -STOP" or "xkill -CONT"
    (I've been using halt and resume on Firefox while I'm running of my battery to save power)

    Any suggestions? Thanks

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    Depending on what DE/WM you're using, you should be able to make a new keyboard shortcut to do exactly that.
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    Ah, you are right. I didn't think of that because for some reason I thought I needed to use sudo, but I don't because it is launched by my user. I'm using Openbox, so I wouldn't be difficult at all. Thanks!

    But I'd need a different shortcut for each app. It's a shame there's nothing like xkill for this.

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    Maybe you could make it so that you have a run command opens on screen, with the command pre-loaded, just waiting for the process name or PID.
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    not quite the same as point & click, but I guess it'll do.

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