5 Ways To Force Quit Apps On a Mac

If an app is misbehaving, you can force it to quit several different ways. Each force-quit method has different reasons why you may want to choose it in specific circumstances.

Comments: 4 Responses to “5 Ways To Force Quit Apps On a Mac”

    Howard Brazee
    1 month ago

    My wife had a full-screen game that got stuck a few times. I could have gone to my computer to look up the command to access force-quit (I kept forgetting it). But I set up her computer with different desktops (which she never used), and was able to swap right to get a normal desktop where I could access the  and the kill menu.

    Richard Reiling
    1 month ago

    Gary, I don't get the 'relaunch" menu on Finder when I hold Option and then click on the finder icon.????

    1 month ago

    Richard: Make sure you hold Option and then click and hold Finder. A simple click won't bring up the menu at all.

    Fragnito Vernon
    1 month ago

    I'm running Ventura 13.6.3 and sometimes when I wake my iMac from sleep mode (having left my mail app open) I am not able to Quit the mail program, so I have been using the Command Keys to Force Quit. Thanks for the alternative ways to force quit an app.

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