How To: Force Quit an Application

Force an app to close on your Mac

If an app isn't responding, you can force it to close using Force Quit.

To close an app normally, choose Quit from the app menu. If an app is unresponsive, you can force it to close using Force 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 unresponsive app in the Force Quit window, then click Force Quit.

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