Automatic Force Quit @ shutdown

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blaaat, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. blaaat macrumors member

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    #1
    When i try to shutdown my mac, i always have to press Force Quit buttons,
    Texteditor that keeps asking to save things (if i want to save, I'll, i don't want to be rememberd), terminal does the same with running commands.

    Is there a way to make OSX just shutdown without futher questions?

    Sander
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Why not just put it to sleep?
     
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

    atszyman

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    #3
    From a terminal prompt

    :shutdown -h now
     
  4. blaaat thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    with shutdown -h now, i always have to sudo in, which takes another few seconds, is there a way to do this from the 'normal' shutdown options?
     
  5. atszyman macrumors 68020

    atszyman

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    #5
    I doubt it. The normal shutdown is setup to allow people to save/exit apps gracefully so that tech support doesn't have to deal with irrate users who deleted their 40+ page paper because they shutdown the computer without saving.

    There may be third party programs/hacks that allow it but nothing sanctioned by Apple I'd guess.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    You could make a shell script with

    sudo shutdown -h now

    ...in it. Then, if you put it in the dock, you can click on it, password in, and you're set.

    Otherwise, I also have to ask... if your situation is that you need to shut down so quickly that a few seconds are crucial, why not just put your mac to sleep instead? Faster than any shutdown method.
     

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