Jul 05, 2015

How to force quit an application on a Mac?

Step 1. Click on Apple icon at menu bar.

Step 2. Choose Force Quit Finder.

Step 3. You will see a pop-up window that shows all the running apps on Mac.
Step 4. Select the name of the app or icon you want to quit.

Step 5. Click on "Force Quit" button.

Step 6. The Mac will ask you again if you want to quit the application, and then click on "Force Quit" again to confirm.
From the dock you also right click the app icon and select force quite. You can also press Command-Shift-Option-Esc and hold it for 3 seconds to force the currently selected app to quit.
Force an app to close on your Mac

"To close an app normally, choose Quit from the app menu. If an app is unresponsive, you can force it to close using Force Quit:

Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc
(this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC).

Select the unresponsive app in the Force Quit window, then click Force Quit."
If your apps are responsive, you can force your computer to restart.
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