Ubuntu – control panel to see running applications

12.04

I would like to see what are all the applications/process being run at present in my Ubuntu system. is it possible to get the list of running applications, and how to do so.

Best Answer

  • Open System Monitor using the Dash to view your running applications/processes. This essentially does the same thing as Windows Task Manager. It is a graphical GNOME program, its name if you want to invoke it from a terminal is gnome-system-monitor.

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    For the command line, you have several options from a simple ps -aef (just prints a list) to top (a scrollable list) or even htop (fancier than top, not installed by default):

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