They both work together extremely well by (especially that "Ubuntu Software Center") eating my RAM and most of the time, I have to kill Ubuntu software center. Although I don't use Unity that much yet even while on that Gnome classic desktop on Natty (condolences accepted) I make sure to use the excellent Gnome "Forcequit" applet.
Anyhow, for all you Unity fans, if you're looking for a similar, simple applet that can be used to forcefully "kill" all those notorious applications in Ubuntu, well then you'll be glad there is a very new utility called "Indicator-Forceclose" (which is actually a GUI for the old "xkill" command) for that exact purpose.
Just like with Gnome's Forcequit, whenever you're confronted by an application hang-up, "eh, them buggers >:(" ... just drag the Indicator-Forceclose and get rid of it!.
|"Well come on then, let's kill some apps!" :)...|
1. You can easily install it in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal by first downloading the package from here and extract its content.
2. Then go to that folder in your Terminal and enter the below command.
sudo python setup.py installThis should install it. If however you got an error message such as below one (as in my Laptop)...
To build indicator-forceclose you need https://launchpad.net/python-distutils-extra
3. In that case, enter the below command in your Terminal and let's install that "python distutils" package first.
sudo apt-get install python-distutils-extra
Now run the first command again, which should work and the Indicator-Forceclose should be installed. If it doesn't load automatically, then press "Alt" + "F2" keys and enter the below command int the box.
indicator-forcecloseNow you should see its icon as shown in the above screenshot. Enjoy!.