Force Quit using Terminal

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  1. jtt macrumors regular

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    #1
    Toast 7 will not totally quit (it remains in the dock) and I am not familiar with terminal commands. It's done this before and a restart will fix it but I would like to try and get this resolved some other way.
    How do I go about this?

    thanks
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    You can go Apple Menu > Force Quit and quit it from there. If that doesn't work then you use Terminal. Open Terminal and type in "top" (you may have to make the window bigger), find Toast 7 and remember the number next to it, press "Q", then type "kill <Toast's Number>. That should do it for you. I would also suggest reinstalling toast so it does not do that any more.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ...or just use

    killall "Toast Titanium"

    or

    killall Toast\ Titanium

    in Terminal, no need for the pid... :)
     
  4. jtt thread starter macrumors regular

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    "No matching processes belonging to you were found" is what I got


    Toast is not in the list
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Did you drag the window larger? Top doesn't have scroll capabilities so you have to make the window bigger so you can see all the processes
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Try killing the Dock process.
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  7. jtt thread starter macrumors regular

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    That got rid of the stuck progress bar under the icon.

    Edit: I'll just restart

    thanks
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if the triangle under (next to) the Toast icon will not go away (or, bare with me, does the triangle dissapear while the icon remains, right? Edit: it doesn't seem so ;)), and no Toast process is found running then Lacero's suggestion of killing the Dock, which can be done with Terminal, sounds good:

    killall Dock

    If the Dock is the problem, you could try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist, and to be sure maybe /Library/Preferences/com.apple.dockfixup.plist (if you have it) and ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.systemuiserver.xxxxxxxx.plist then reboot (or log out and back in, or just restart Finder with "killall Finder" in Terminal).
     
  9. jtt thread starter macrumors regular

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    The triangle is still there. Correct
    This has happened before and restarting will resolve it.
    I wanted to try fixing w/o resorting that.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    A few times, I've had applications which seem to be running because the triangle in the Dock is still there. Merely clicking on the application icon causes the triangle to go away.
     

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