Have you ever had an application on your Mac that just won't quit? It can be frustrating when you have other work to do but the app is taking up all your resources. Fortunately, there is a simple solution - force quit the app. In this post, we will explore top tricks and methods to force quit an app on Mac.
Mac OS X has a handy keyboard shortcut that you can use to force quit an application. Simply press
Option + Command + Escape on your keyboard. This will bring up the "Force Quit Applications" window, which will list all the open apps on your Mac. Select the app that you want to quit and click the "Force Quit" button. This method is particularly useful when an application has frozen and is not responding.
As you can see from the image above, the "Force Quit Applications" window gives you information on the status of each app. This can be helpful when determining which app to quit. For example, an app that is "Not Responding" is a good candidate for force quitting.
The Activity Monitor is a useful tool for managing the processes on your Mac. You can use it to monitor the usage of system resources, such as CPU and memory, and to force quit applications. Here's how:
The Activity Monitor is particularly useful when you want to force quit an app that is using a lot of system resources. You can use it to identify which app is causing the problem and then force quit it.
If you're comfortable using the command line, you can force quit an application using Terminal. Here's how:
ps auxand press Enter. This will display a list of all the processes running on your Mac.
ps aux | grep Safari.
kill [PID]and press Enter. This will force quit the selected app.
This method is more advanced than the previous two methods, but it can be useful if you're comfortable using the command line. It's particularly useful when you want to force quit an app that is not responding and is taking up a lot of system resources.
Force quitting an app on Mac is quick and easy, but it's not always necessary. Before you force quit an app, you should try to close it using the standard methods, such as clicking the red "X" button in the upper left corner of the window. If that doesn't work, you can use one of the three methods outlined in this post to force quit the app.
Remember, if an app is consistently causing problems, you should consider uninstalling it or contacting the developer for support. Force quitting an app should be a last resort.