Mac Shortcuts For Force Quit

 
  1. How To Force Quit Program Mac
  2. Keyboard Force Quit Shortcuts For Mac
  3. If An App Won't Force Quit Mac

To quit (close) a Mac app normally, choose Quit from the app's menu in the menu bar, or press Command (⌘)-Q. If the app doesn't quit, follow these steps to force the app to quit.

Use a Keyboard Shortcut for “Force Quit Applications” Window in Mac OS X: Starting with one of the.

Mac keyboard shortcuts for force quit

How to force an app to quit

How To Force Quit Program Mac

  1. Using the force quit shortcut The quickest and easiest way to force quit an app with a keyboard is to use the Mac shortcut keys for closing frozen applications: On the keyboard, press and hold Command + Option + Esc. This action will immediately open a “Force Quit Application” window.
  2. Press 'Command,' then 'Escape' and 'Option' at the same time on the keyboard. Release all three keys. If the Force Quit menu does not appear on the screen after a few seconds, skip to Step 3.
  3. The Mac keyboard shortcut command Q will perform the Quit action. Quit is a global Mac keyboard shortcut that is usually located in the File menu. This keyboard shortcut for Quit is available in Mac OS X and may also be available with other versions of Mac OS.
  4. Mac OSX keyboard shortcuts for Copy & Paste, Fore Quit, Screenshots, Start in single user mode, Start in verbose mode, etc. MAC OSX shortcuts: Screenshot, Force Quit, Start in Safe Mode Home.
Mac shortcut for force quitFor

Press these three keys together: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). Or choose Force Quit from the Apple menu  in the upper-left corner of your screen. (This is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC.)

Then select the app in the Force Quit window and click Force Quit.

You can even force the Finder to quit, if it stops responding: Select Finder in the Force Quit window, then click Relaunch.

Keyboard Force Quit Shortcuts For Mac

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