i'm sorry for my bad english, how to kill process in terminal on elementary OS? but when i use onboard keyboard, i can use this method (Ctrl + C).

FYI : my keyboard is fine (works in my windows)

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    Not sure I understand the question. Ctrl+C should kill processes running in the foreground of the terminal where you're sending the keyboard sequence. If they don't terminate, they are not responding correctly to SIGINT. You can try to kill them forcibly with SIGKILL (kill -9 $pid_of_process_to_terminate) if you really have to.
    – jmc
    Jul 8, 2019 at 21:17
  • see this that worked for me.
    – geermc4
    Sep 10, 2019 at 4:03
  • The same problem. Did you already resolve it? May 8, 2020 at 17:48

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In Terminal's settings, toggle off Natural Copy/Paste as shown in the image below. Now Ctrl+C should work as you expect.

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try turning off "natural copy paste" option in elementary tweaks.

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