Force Quit very touchy?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kdum8, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    #1
    My "Force Quit" command often doesn't work. I can select the option from the force quit menu but more often than not does nothing and the program I ordered it to quit just sits there, irritating me. Is there another way I can quit programs that have become unresponsive, akin to "end process" in windows which works instantly and flawlessly in my experience?

    Slightly frustrated new mac user...

    Thanks.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    #2
    It's not a Windows thing, it's a computer thing. ;)

    Depending on the app, it can take several seconds to respond. If it refuses to, it's likely there's a process not releasing for a reason. You can go into Activity Monitor and end the offending process if you desire. Keep in mind that ending a process by force ("kill -9" to Unix geeks) can cause unexpected problems if something else depends on that process either directly or through child processes, same as Windows.
     
  3. kdum8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    #3

    OK Thanks, I will check it out/ Can't seem to find the appropriate process in there for the program I want to quit but thanks for the info!
     

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