Despite the fact that Mac computers are in most cases pleased with its consistent performance from time to time even on macOS can meet various kinds of failures and errors. This happens most often in fault programs from third party developers. Occasionally, problems can occur even in normal operating system applications. This raises the obvious question — what to do if the program does not respond, or does not work as intended? The solution is simple: forcibly terminate the application.
Today we will look at five ways to close the frozen application:
Method 1 — using the menu.
- With the active program window, click on the Apple logo in the menu bar.
- Choose the option “force quit [program name]”.
- Immediately after this, the application will be closed.
Method 2 — using the Dock.
- Select the required application and right-clicking on it a context menu.
- Hold down the Option (Alt) to the string “Complete” has changed to “force quit”, then confirm our choice.
- After these steps, the application will be completed.
Method 3 — using a keyboard shortcut.
- Press and hold the following key combination Command + Option + Esc.
- After some time a dialog box appears in which you can select the frozen application.
- It remains only to click on “Restart” or “force quit” depending on the type of program.
Method 4 — using the Terminal application.
- Launch the Terminal application in any convenient way.
- In the window that appears, enter the following command:
killall [app name]
- For example, if you need to close the Safari browser, the command would look like this:
- Reaffirm our intentions to complete the application.
Method 5 — using the “system Monitoring”.
- Run the utility “Monitoring of system” in any convenient way.
- We will have a list of all processes. Using search, you can select the desired.
- Using the “x” in the upper left corner and selecting the desired process, find the option “force quit”. After that, the process responsible for the application will be closed.