Can't Quit

Discussion in 'macOS' started by taylorpc, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. taylorpc macrumors member

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    ............ literally. Any time something goes wrong with an application and I need to force quit, it won't. I press the three magic keys and it just sits there, daring me to try again. No window pops out asking me if I want to force quit the application. I have to restart the computer. Anyone know what the HECK is going on?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What apps are crashing that need to be force quitted? :)

    If nothing has crashed but you still summon the force quit menu, does it freeze?
     
  3. taylorpc thread starter macrumors member

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    Say Safari freezes. When I try to force quit, it does nothing. Literally. Safari will just continue to be frozen. If Safari is fine, yet I want to force quit (which I would never need to do... it's just SUPPOSED to be able to), it does nothing. Wierd, eh? Puzzled.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, can you check that these keys are working in isolation? Does COMMAND-Q still quit an app (if it's not frozen)? Does OPTION-2 still give the trademark symbol (™) in TextEdit? Does ESCAPE still get you out of iPhoto slideshows? :)
     
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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you open up a new user account, can you summon the Force Quit dialogue box from there? :)
     
  7. taylorpc thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if I know what you mean. New user profile? (sorry... I *still* am learning! Only switched last year...) :) Anyway... I found out I can force quit using the "control click the dock icon" method. It's just weird that I can't do it the way I've ALWAYS done it.
     
  8. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure your are using the right three key combination.? My hands are still going towards Control-Alt-Del. :)
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can create a new user profile in System Preferences, under the Accounts pane. Just click on the plus sign in the bottom left to get started. This is a pretty common way of troubleshooting idiosyncrasies in OSX. :)
     
  10. taylorpc thread starter macrumors member

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    Will do! Thanks for the info... sure helps (semi) newbies like myself!
     

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