OSX #4: How to forcibly kill an application on Mac ?

The Task Manager in Microsoft Windows is multipurpose. However the most common use, IMHO, is to kill a misbehaving application or that is "Not Responding".  This is called as "Force Quit" on Mac and can be achieved by calling Command+Option+Esc which brings up a window like:

Force Quit window

Then you select the application that you would like to shutdown and click on "Force Quit" button. As in Windows, you will loose any unsaved data.

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[Trackback] Nice, bookmarked it!

Posted by how-to on December 23, 2007 at 05:40 PM PST #

thx this was helpful :)

Posted by bjarki on August 09, 2008 at 09:26 AM PDT #

thanks for this.

Posted by guest on July 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM PDT #

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