Command+Q shortcut isn't working?

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  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    Hey all, I have no idea where this issue came from. But today I was doing my daily browsing using safari and I opened a couple of tabs for different sites. when I wanted to quit safari by hitting the command+Q shortcut nothing happens. Then I go to the safari drop down menu at the top left of the screen. The "quit safari" option is grayed out. Another thing I noticed was that theres no "x" box on the tabs within safari. So I can't even close my tabs!! Has anyone had this issue? I'm still on snow leopard btw.

    thanks!
     
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Is this still happening now? Are you doing anything in particular with Safari? Downloading a file?

    Are you sure that's the only window open?

    Any rogue dialog boxes anywhere?
     
  3. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not downloading anything right now but good call about the rogue boxes. whenever I 4 finger swipe down to see all the apps i have open. my safari window which i believe is the only application that is open shrinks smaller then it should. it shouldnt shrink much at all being that its the only application i have opened. but i also see 3 other "windows" that turn blue when i hover my cursor over the blank area. (hope that made sense) i'm guessing those are rogue dialog boxes?
     
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    By rogue dialog boxes I meant like, text boxes or something talking about safari in particular. Not from or for other applications.

    For example, in Chrome, whenever I try to quit, if I'm downloading a file it say's "Are you sure you want to quit? Chrome is downloading a file". If i quit then, It canceles. If I don't it takes me to the download page.

    2) The window always shrinks. I'm on SL and when I use expose for the windows, if there is only one, it still shrinks; that's how it lets you know that there is only one window open on that space.
     
  5. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm alright. but yeah theres no text pop up box when i try to quit safari. it just simply doesn't do anything. i just sit here spamming command Q and nothing happens.
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure Safari is clicked on? What does your menubar say? Safari or Finder? Or something else?

    Sometimes I hit Command Q/W and missed and clicked on something else or at a blank spot on the desktop, resulting in nothing happened.

    But you could always spotlight "Activity Monitor", go into there, and force quit safari. That always works.
     
  7. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, safari is the application i'm on. idk what the problem is :confused: i hope its nothing serious.
     
  8. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Just go force quit it in Activity Monitor.
     
  9. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    or right click on it in the dock and do the same.
     
  10. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    alright nice, thanks guys. but do you know anyway i can resolve the issue? i kinda liked using the short cut =/ and i'm still not able to close out of my tabs? theres no X to close them.
     
  11. nicksmolenski macrumors regular

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    have you installed lion recently? i had this same problem multiple times, and it would occur for what seemed like no reason. within the last update my problem was solved so maybe it's a lion issue for you too?

    if not, i have no actual solution other than wait for an update and see.
     
  12. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I remember reading something about Lion not wanting certain applications to quit at all? Due to them wanting it in memory to have instant/faster recall when the time was needed.

    Now I'm not sure about this so you should definitely read up to affirm.
     
  13. duncanbrodie1 macrumors member

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    It may be because you've quit finder.
    If you do this while other applications are open, the computer will always keep one application running. Just open finder, then quit safari, then you can close the finder window if you want.
     
  14. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you can resolve this easily by rebooting.
     
  15. taylorkogut macrumors newbie

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    command q problem

    I had the same problem and found that you need to force quit safari:

    Click the Apple symbol at the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Apple>Force Quit>Safari

    After you force quit, you can open safari back up and try the CMD+Q shortcut again and it should work.
     

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