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Old Jun 15, 2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Quit Apps before Shutdown?

Hi all,

I just bought a 15" MBP last Wednesday and absolutely love it! So quick, so efficient, and I'm having a great time setting up all the programs to work the way I want them to.

My question is this: Do you have to Quit (Cmd-Q) all the applications before shutting down? With Windows, I made sure to close everything out before turning the computer off... but that can be a pain on the Mac if I have 10 apps running in the background at once. I would assume it takes a little longer to shut down with more apps open, but wanted to make sure that it is otherwise okay to do.

Thanks
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I just bought a 15" MBP last Wednesday and absolutely love it! So quick, so efficient, and I'm having a great time setting up all the programs to work the way I want them to.

My question is this: Do you have to Quit (Cmd-Q) all the applications before shutting down? With Windows, I made sure to close everything out before turning the computer off... but that can be a pain on the Mac if I have 10 apps running in the background at once. I would assume it takes a little longer to shut down with more apps open, but wanted to make sure that it is otherwise okay to do.

Thanks

Mac OS X will automatically quit apps before shutdown/reboot...
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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Mac OS X will automatically quit apps before shutdown/reboot...
Only exception to this rule (in my experience) is if you have multiple tabs open in Safari. Then it gives you the regular "You have x tabs open in Safari" dialog box. You have to respond to that box otherwise it cancels the shutdown process.

Other than that, you're golden.
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 07:13 PM   #4
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Awesome, thanks
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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My Macbook started out being able to close all the applications I had open during shutdown, but now I get the "OSX was unable to close "X" application properly..." message.

Anybody have any idea why this is?
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 03:28 AM   #6
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If I have a lot open, I'll just close them all because it shuts down a bit faster (not that I ever shut down.)

A trick is to command+tab, and then just command+q your way down the list. Pretty fast way to do it.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 07:00 AM   #7
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...My question is this: Do you have to Quit (Cmd-Q) all the applications before shutting down? With Windows, I made sure to close everything out before turning the computer off... but that can be a pain on the Mac if I have 10 apps running in the background at once. I would assume it takes a little longer to shut down with more apps open, but wanted to make sure that it is otherwise okay to do.

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Here is a great little program.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 08:04 AM   #8
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What is this 'shut down' you are talking about??




Anyways, I shut down so rarely that when I do, all kinds of weird **** goes wrong and some apps stop responding, leaving me the feeling that OS X simply can't shut down properly... Of course this is just fantasy and a consequence of Apple designing the OS so the users rarely need a shutdown.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 01:55 PM   #9
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A trick is to command+tab, and then just command+q your way down the list. Pretty fast way to do it.
...not sure how you get those pretty quotes..but

This is definately an awesome way to close apps and the way it try to "teach my family how to close apps to prevent them from leaving them from running in the background. Simply command tab and hit q on whichever app you would liek to quit. Its awesome whenever you have 5 or maybe 10 going at a time . I find myself trying to do it on this windows computer at work bc I often trick myself being in Safari.
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