CTRL+ALT+DEL Alternative for OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thestaton, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. thestaton macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    I have been using OSX for nearly 2 years now and for the first time I have had a program ( X-Plane ) completely lock up my system. What can you do if all you get is the beach ball of death?

  2. Lau Guest

    Apple+Option(Alt)+Esc. :)
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Like Lau said, if you lock up Cmd-opt-esc is your friend :rolleyes:

    Just wondering though, what happened w/ X-plane? what system specs are you running?

    curious, i guess. been running X-Plane since v.5 or 6 on both win/mac :D
  4. thestaton thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    X-Plane 8.40 on my 20" iMac Duo with 2 gigs of ram & 256mb video card.
    I went to install the 737-800 made by the xpgoodwayteam and everytime I tried to load a quick flight it would lock the whole system up.

    thanks for the help :)
  5. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2006
    And if you can't see anything, you can hold down shift while you do it to automatically force quit without the dialogue
  6. Patch^ macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2005
    Great Britain
    That will do it :)

    But if you want something like the Task manager in Windows, you can use activity monitor in you utility folder. You can also apply a shortcut for it to get quicker access for it. :) Hope it helps.
  7. dsnort macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2006
    In persona non grata
    I'm still fairly new to the Mac, but when I had an app freeze up, I was still able to get a contextual menu from the icon on the dock which gave me the option to force quit.
  8. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    Protected memory is great, isn't it?

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