Force Quit apps from the Mac OS X Dock

Feb 27, 2011 - 3 Comments


Want to quickly Force Quit an app? You can do so with the Mac OS X Dock by right-clicking on any open application and then holding down the Option key. This will bring up alternate menu options including “Force Quit” instead of “Quit”.

You can also force quit apps with the task management utility Activity Monitor or by hitting Command+Option+Escape to bring up an app selector.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Ted says:

    Easier than a keystroke, I’ll try this next time Flash+Safari is wreaking havoc

  2. v_v says:

    or just use killall appname

  3. Pete says:

    I always use this, second nature.
    alos use the monitoring program to kill it

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