How To Force Quit An App On Mac

Apple’s Mac OS is known to be a stable operating system which does not suffer as much issues as its Windows counterpart. One issue that you might encounter though is an application that has frozen. This can be caused by several factors however one primary reason is the lack of RAM. When you have a number of applications running and your browser has several tabs open you will soon run out of RAM thus causing some apps to freeze. To fix this you will need to force quit an app on Mac.

How To Force Quit An App On Mac

Using the Mac Shortcut

  • Simultaneously press the Option – Command – Esc key together.
  • The Force Quit Application window will appear
  • Highlight the app you want to force quit then click on the Force Quit button.

Using the Apple Menu

  • Click on the Apple icon on top of the screen. This should be located in the Finder Menu.
  • Click on the Force Quit option
  • The Force Quit Application window will appear
  • Highlight the app you want to force quit then click on the Force Quit button.

Using the Activity Monitor

  • Open the Activity Monitor. You can do this by pressing the Command – Space button then typing Activity Monitor on the search field.
  • In the process list select the app you want to quit then click on the “force a process to quit” option.

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