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I right-clicked on something in chromium with relatively low memory. Chromium opened up some opaque right-click boxes and never filled them in and won't kill them. These are now covering part of all of my virtual desktops. (not virtual console though)

window covered by bizarre right-click xdg-open boxes

I got information on them with xprop and xwininfo. Here's an example from each:

$ xprop
        Client accepts input or input focus: True
        Initial state is Normal State.
        window id # of group leader: 0x7600001
_NET_WM_USER_TIME_WINDOW(WINDOW): window id # 0x775aca9
WM_CLIENT_LEADER(WINDOW): window id # 0x7600001
WM_CLIENT_MACHINE(STRING) = "scheherezade"
        program specified location: 0, 0
        program specified minimum size: 247 by 140
        program specified maximum size: 247 by 140
        window gravity: NorthWest
WM_CLASS(STRING) = "chromium-browser", "Chromium-browser"
WM_NAME(STRING) = "Chromium"
_NET_WM_NAME(UTF8_STRING) = "Chromium"


$ xwininfo

xwininfo: Please select the window about which you
          would like information by clicking the
          mouse in that window.

xwininfo: Window id: 0x775ac2d "Chromium"

  Absolute upper-left X:  591
  Absolute upper-left Y:  614
  Relative upper-left X:  591
  Relative upper-left Y:  614
  Width: 247
  Height: 140
  Depth: 24
  Visual: 0x21
  Visual Class: TrueColor
  Border width: 0
  Class: InputOutput
  Colormap: 0x20 (installed)
  Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
  Backing Store State: NotUseful
  Save Under State: yes
  Map State: IsViewable
  Override Redirect State: yes
  Corners:  +591+614  -562+614  -562-296  +591-296
  -geometry 247x140+591+614

xkill doesn't clear the zombie dialogs away. Neither does killall xdg-open. There are some defunct Chromium processes in ps -u $USER -o comm. Someone suggested killing X but I want to keep all my tabs open.

This is Ubuntu 12.04, Awesome Window Manager, no compositing.

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did you try 'kill -9 xdg-open'? – mcalex Aug 23 '13 at 4:28
@mcalex I did, unfortunately that didn't work. Thanks though. – isomorphismes Aug 26 '13 at 2:44
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I eventually quit chromium and the problem went away.

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