Closing and Exiting applications

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ivanwi11iams, May 25, 2016.

  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Kennesaw, GA
    Being a Windows user, I'm used to merely clicking X, and the application closes.

    With Mac, one has to either:

    - Press the red x. And this means the application is still running, no?

    - Menu Quit. This truly closes the particular application, no?

    Are the above the best methods to closing out of applications on a Mac?

    Thanks in advance, still learning here.
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    Correct with the Mac the application is normally still running.
    Correct the Menu Quit will truly quit the application. I prefer the keyboard method of "command + q" to quit the app so I do not have to mouse to the menu and mouse down to select Quit on the drop down menu.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Yeah pretty much, but as mentioned command q will quit an app and right clicking the dock icon will usually give you the option to quit it as well.

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