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How to force quit an application on Mac

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How to force quit an application on Mac? Simple techniques to force quit an application on Mac:

There are multiple ways to force quit an application on Mac. We have listed you few best ways to force quit an application. Let’s have a quick glance at the simple techniques to force quit an application on Mac.

Choose Force Quit option from Apple menu options

The first way that you can choose to force quit an application is using Apple menu options. Click on the Apple icon from the top left header bar and choose “Force Quit” option. You will all the running applications listed and choose the one you desire to quit and click on “Force Quit” button.

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Use Keyboard shortcut “Command + Option + Escape” to force quit the application on Mac

Press the keys Command + Option + Escape” altogether to view the running applications listed and choose the one you desire to quit and click on “Force Quit” button. This is an alternative to the first way of force quitting the application on Mac.

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Using Activity Monitor to force quit application on Mac

In general, we switch to Activity Monitor to view the list of applications running, CPU usage, Network usage etc.. but even you can force quit running application on Mac from the Activity Monitor window. Choose on the application and click on ‘x’ from left header options and from the alert generated click on “Force Quit” button.

Kill the application from Terminal

An alternative way to force quit an application on Mac is killing the application from the terminal. Type “killall <applicationname>” example: “killall safari” from the terminal to kill that particular application.

Use Keyboard shortcut “Command + Option + Shift + Escape” to force quit the application on Mac that is active

Press the keys Command + Option + Shift + Escape” altogether to force quit the active application (the application that is currently opened on the top of all applications).

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Force quit the application on Mac from Dock

To force quit the application on Mac from Dock, right click on the application that you wish to force quit from dock and press and hold “Option” key. You will see “Force Quit” option at the end of all the options listed. Make sure to hold the “Option” key or else you will “Quit” option rather than “Force Quit.

This is how you can force quit an application on Mac. Follow these simple techniques to force quit an application on Mac and force quit the applications that trouble you.