How to force an app to quit

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 a Mac app to quit

  1. Choose Force Quit from the Apple () menu, or press Command-Option-Esc.
    This is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC.
  2. Select the app in the Force Quit window, then click Force Quit.

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