Hanging Programme

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  1. Quitosmum macrumors newbie

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    I have an open programme which is frozen on my Mac Book Pro (showing the beachball swirling) and I need to do a force quit on finder, but I also have an external device open which is in the process of opening a large pictures folder. My question is if I force quit finder will it close the external drive activity as well. Basically I only want to close one programme and leave the other doing its job. Is there a way to do this?

    I'm using Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.2

    Thanks Helen
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Why quit the Finder if another program is hanging, force quit that program, think you know how but just in case, Go to the App in the dock click on it, then go to quit while holding the Option key.
     
  3. Quitosmum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm I see I'm using the wrong terminology - sorry I'm not making myself clear. I am wanting to quit a folder that is open on the desk top and not responding, and I suppose what I am asking is there a way that I can quit that one unresponsive programme without quitting finder and losing the uploading that was happening from my external drive too.

    Helen
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    No, you can't do that.
     
  5. Quitosmum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had a feeling that's what you would say. Thanks for your time:)
    Helen
     

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