Force close full screen apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by redneon, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. redneon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Is there any shortcut to force close an app that's running full screen?

    I use emulators quite a bit to play old games and have the settings set to full screen. Invariably, when I come back to one after quite a while of not using it I'll launch it without checking to see what the full screen shorcut is. This launches the emualtor full screen and I end up having to power off the system and reboot to get back to MacOS.
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    alt-cmd-esc will bring up the force quit dialog box: not sure if it will work if you have a full screen app running though
    Also, cmd-q will quit the currently running app, so that may also work
  3. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    I just tried it on a couple, worked fine. YMMV

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