Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Diomedes, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2004
    San Francisco
    I have a process/app sitting in my Dock that will not quit. It was part of a scanner application, and now it just sits there in the Dock. It won't respond to "Force Application to Quit" by right-clicking on Dock icon, and when I do a Force Quit from the Apple menu, it says it quits, but then comes back. Is there a way in Terminal or some other way to get this application to shut down??
  2. volfreak macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Knoxville, TN

    1. Open Terminal
    2. Type "top" (w/o quotes) and look for the PID (process ID) of the Oh-fending task
    3. Type "kill ###" where ### is the PID from 2

    That should take care of it.

    Cheers and Happy New Year (which is going to be hard for many people but a wish nonetheless :) )
  3. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    if that doesnt work, use

    kill -9 ###

    kill -9 never fails

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