Remove the Annoying “Force Quit/Wait” Dialog in Fedora/Ubuntu

MathNodes
1 min readMar 23, 2023

With the release of Ubuntu 22.04 and Fedora 36 came a very annoying “feature”. That if a program stalls for more than 3 seconds gnome will pop-up an annoying “Force Quit” “Wait” dialog and will do so every second the program continues to execute tasks in the background.

While this is intended to close hanging GUI apps, the wait time for this window to appear is egregiously short. You can extend the wait time that every app has to respond on the GUI thread by simply issuing the following command in a terminal

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter check-alive-timeout 60000

This will allow the Application to wait 60 seconds before the dialog appears. You can get crafty and make a bash script:

#!/bin/bash
gsettings set org.gnome.mutter check-alive-timeout 60000

And tell gnome to start that script when logging in, that way you never have to worry about annoying dialogues popping up all over you screen.

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