How to force an app to quit on your Mac

If an app on your Mac stops responding and you can't quit the app in the normal fashion, use Force Quit to close the app.

To quit (close) a Mac app in the normal fashion, choose Quit from the app's menu in the menu bar or press Command (⌘)-Q. If the app doesn't quit, follow these steps to force the app to quit.

How to force an app to quit

Press these three keys together: Option, Command and Esc (Escape). Or choose Force Quit from the Apple menu  in the top left-hand corner of your screen. (This is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC.)

Then select the app in the Force Quit window and click Force Quit.

You can even force the Finder to quit if it stops responding: select Finder in the Force Quit window, then click Relaunch.

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