Killing an application when hung?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by dscan99, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I realize its extremely rare for Macs to hang but yestertday while visting a site that needed a special font Safari was spinning its' wheels for a good hour. Is there an application (like Xkill on unix) that kills a window without rebooting the machine? I have a G4 iBook. I also tried to "ps -ef" on my terminal application to try and kill the process but the ps I have installed does not understand "-f". I get "illegal Operation -f." :(

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Hold down option, command and escape at the same time.
     
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    munkle

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    You can also click and hold the icon in the dock of the application you want to kill and then select force quit from the pop up menu. Or click on the Apple in the menu bar and select Force Quit, as well as using the short cut provided by thecow :)
     
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    zimv20

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    different flavors of unix have different implementations of ps which has different options.

    on osx, the set i usually use to feed into grep is: -auxww
     

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