Quitting a program command

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  1. gonzaga macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know the command for quitting a program?
    Its some kind of short cut like in windows its Alt F4....
    anyone know it for Apple?

    Thanx
     
  2. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    Re: Quitting a program command

    err, yeah. apple+q. use apple+w to hide a window (same as clicking on the red dot). you can't use apple+q for finder windows, you shut down finder, you shut down OSX!
     
  3. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Quitting a program command

    Well, not quite:

    apple (command)-Q = Quit
    apple (command)-W = close Window
    apple (command)-option-W = close all windows

    Finder is an application and you CAN shut it down, but you won't have easy access to drives, desktop, file manipulation, etc. You can still do it from the Terminal (command line).

    OSX is really awesome about shortcuts:

    In finder window, press apple (command)-1, apple (command)-2, apple (command)-3 to cycle through the different views (icon, list, coloumn).
    If you option-click any of the jelly buttons on a window, it will do it to all windows. Should I go on?

    :p
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Don't forget Option+Command+Escape (force quit). I think this one is brilliant. I like getting the list of current applications to force-quit. I sometimes demonstrate this as a typical difference to OS 9.
    You can use this to restart the finder aswell.
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    O'Reilly's Missing manual has a complete list of all shortcuts in it if you want more. There are tons of them. Option-mute is one of my favorites, takes you right to system preferences, as is Apple-Shift-Q to log out.
     
  6. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    wow, cool! you learn something new every day...
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I think its more fun (and often easier) to simply use the kill command in terminal after running TOP to get the process ID.
     
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    More fun: yeah, true... looks more intersting aswell.
    Easier? What's easier than hitting 3 keys on your keyboard at once? Unless something is bothering the Finder, in which case using force-quit won't help....
    Or if you specifically want to kill a non-Aqua app, or a child proces. Yes, then.
    But usually if Word X or IE or gets stuck hitting Option+Alt+Esc is easiest and quickest.
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yeah thats what I mean, sometimes you can go through the force quit routine and nothing happens. Never a problem with the terminal. And since I keep the terminal on my dock, its not much more effort than clicking 3 buttons.
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    It's better to say that using the terminal has better chance of getting the job done.
    :)
     
  11. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I guess thats true. Once or twice I've had the termial fail to kill an errant program, but the entire computer is usually frozen at that point. I got used to using the terminal for that because I couldn't figure out when force quit would work and when it wouldn't. Sometimes it was a piece of cake, sometimes it resulted in the eternal beach ball of doom. Is there a reason why it works sometimes and not others? I'd like to know the rational behind that, so I would know when to use force quit and when to use the terminal; since, as you say it is a more involved process.
     
  12. gonzaga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know how to get to the terminal in OSX but how do you get to the terminal in OS9.

    Sorry for the newbie questions.

    Thanks
     
  13. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    OS9 does not run over a Unix build, and therefore cannot use a terminal.
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    First thing you gotta do to get to the terminal is install OS X. ;)
    Seriously though, there is no terminal in OS 9. OS X is built over UNIX, which is where the terminal comes from.

    (edit) nevermind my post... what pseudobrit said.
     
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  16. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, when OS9 freezes, it's usually gone titsup. It's usually unsalvagable except for a hard reset.

    Another reason it's a good thing Apple chucked it in the clay!
     
  17. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha - you said tits! :) :D I'll have to use that - do I need to quote you as the author? :p
     

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