Force close full screen apps

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

  1. redneon macrumors member

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    #1
    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.

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    #2
    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

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    #3
    I just tried it on a couple, worked fine. YMMV
     

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