System Preferences will not quit . . . cannot force

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  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #1
    I have been having problems with some BT settings and was messing with them, when I got the swirly icon. I let it go for a few minutes and then tired to quit system preferences with no luck and then tried to force quit with no luck. I then tried to shut down by hitting the power button and selecting shut down, but it won't do that either b/c it can't force SP to quit. What should I do?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Press and hold power button to shut off.

    Otherwise, if you feel really adventurous, you could get the process id and kill it from Terminal.
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Hold down the power key for 5 seconds or so will force a restart. It shouldn't do any harm (although the usual disclaimers apply), but it probably won't fix your prob long term...

    Doh. Beaten to it!
     
  4. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    OK, I had never had to do that with my Mac so I was hesitant, but I went ahead and did it. Everything is fine :D
     

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