Reset running process warning when closing a terminal?

Hello everyone. I just made a fresh install on a new SSD and after getting it all set up I screwed up when closing a terminal with htop running....It gave me the "running process" warning and asked if I really wanted to close it with a process running. I checked the box that said something like, "Do not show this message again," then I clicked the wrong one and told it not to kill the terminal. Now I can't close a terminal with a running process. My konsole is now stuck running a process I can't kill with Ctrl + C and I can't even close the terminal to stop it. I'm hoping someone might be able to tell me how I can reset that warning so I can try again. Thanks in advance for any help with this as I'm apparently searching with the wrong key words in DDG.

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Wow! Thanks friend!! You're faster than a microwave!!

Your most welcome

Just for reference, if you want to forcefully kill a process Ctrl + 4 works. But the application won't (usually) save anything or so... so better use that only for stuff that hangs or you don't care for possible data loss. (can come in handy for hanging ssh or similar or things that won't stop spiting out stuff, i.e. cat a long log file or so).

Also you can use the command killall, i.e. killall htop will kill all htop processes. (of course you can also use kill with the right process id you can find be searching with ps aux or similar).


Thank you for that, Sir. I actually didn't know about the Ctrl + 4. That's great to know. I was really just wanting to fix the GUI "X" button. Thank goodness it's fixed now. Lol. But now I have a real tough one I'm about to post about. My mouse buttons are way too sensitive and accidental clicks have ruined my day.

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