If an application freezes on your Mac, you must force it to quit. This will help you quickly close the program or restart it, avoiding rebooting the entire macOS system. In this article, we’ll walk you through all the main ways to force quit apps and background processes on a Mac.
There are three main ways to force quit applications on Mac:
“Forcibly terminate …”
The easiest way to quickly close the application is to go to the menu and click the item “Force Quit …“. This menu is quickly opened with a keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + ⌥Option (Alt) + Esc…
Then it remains to select the required game or program and press the button “Complete“.
The main disadvantage of this method is that with the help of this system utility, you cannot close background processes, of which there are very, very many in macOS.
In some cases, call the item “Force terminate“Can be right-clicked on the application icon in the Dock.
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A much more interesting way is to use the system utility “System monitoring“. You can open it by going to Finder → Programs → and, or simply by entering the relevant query into Spotlight search.
It is very easy to close an application or process – just select the desired line and press the button with the cross in the upper left corner.
In the dialog box that appears, it remains to choose a closing method – normal (all data is saved and the application is closed normally) or forced, which is suitable for frozen applications.
The main advantage of the utility “System monitoring“In that not only active games and programs are displayed here, but also system processes, background tasks and even applications running on other accounts of this Mac (of course, it is also supported to manage these processes from an administrator account without entering a password from a secondary account records).
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A more difficult method for ordinary Mac users, but no less effective. Any programmer can use the Terminal to close a process or task many times faster.
one… Open Terminal (Finder → Programs → Utilities or via Spotlight search).
2… Enter the following command
killall имя процесса