Four Ways to Force Quit a Stuck Mac App
Crashes, hangs, freezes… they happen, even with the best Mac apps. Here are four ways you can force quit an app that’s not responding.
- Click the Apple menu and choose Force Quit (or press Command-Option-Escape), select the offending app from the list, and click Force Quit.
- Option-right-click (or Control-Option-click) the frozen app’s Dock icon and choose Force Quit.
- To force quit the frontmost app immediately, press Command-Option-Shift-Escape.
- Open Activity Monitor from the utilities folder within your applications folder, select the process in the list, click the X button on the toolbar, and click Force Quit.
If one method doesn’t work, try it a second time, and if that doesn’t work, try another method. If nothing works, restart the Mac. Remember that you may lose unsaved changes when force-quitting an app.
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Whether you are opening or saving a file, understanding how to switch between the Basic window view and Advanced window view will help quell many a frustrating moment! By default each of those options will open in a basic window view providing a clean and quick progression to accomplishing your task.
This is an example of a Basic window view providing access to naming the file, applying Tags and choosing where to save. The Where option only displays favorites and recents though which is a stopping point for users that are unaware of how to open the advanced window view. Simply click the downward arrow option (circled in red in my example image) to switch into advanced view!
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Learn how to quit open apps on your Mac!
– Tutorial on quitting open apps
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Learn how to export in Word format!
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