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Force quitting is a tool that allows you to shut down a frozen application without having to restart your computer or lose any of your unsaved progress. But How To Force Quit On Mac? Let’s go over the basics.
How To Force Quit On Mac
The first step is to access the Force Quit menu. This is easily done by pressing the “command + option + escape” keys at the same time. Once you do this, a new window should appear. It should look like this:
In this window, you’ll see a list of all the applications currently running on your Mac. To force quit an application, simply select it from the list and then click the “Force Quit” button. That’s it!
Of course, force quitting only works if the application is actually frozen and not just running slowly. If it’s running slowly, you may have to restart your computer. But if it’s truly frozen and unresponsive, then force quitting can be a lifesaver.
Another way to force quit is via the Apple menu. This can be found in the upper-left corner of your screen. Click it, and then select “Force Quit…” This will bring you to the same menu we discussed above.
Lastly, you can also force quit by bringing up the Activity Monitor. To do this, open the Finder, click on the “Go” menu, and then select “Utilities”. From there, double-click on the “Activity Monitor” icon. Once you open the Activity Monitor, you’ll see a list of all the applications currently running on your Mac. Select the application you want to force quit and then click the “Quit Process” button.
Force quitting on a Mac is simple, but it can be a powerful troubleshooting tool. It’s especially handy when a single application is causing your Mac to slow down or freeze up. Just remember to save your work before you force quit—or you could potentially lose unsaved progress.