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 normally, use Force Quit to close the app.

To quit (close) a Mac app normally, 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

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

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Published Date: Thu Jun 07 18:38:21 GMT 2018