Help, I can't shutdown imac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Saphire, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Saphire macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2011
    Can someone help I have been writing in NeoOffice when it decided to go into to auto save, it locked up and won't allow me to close it. Now I can't shut the the computer down because it says I have to quit Neo, I have tried forcing a shutdown of the program but it still won't quit.
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Have you tried force quiting from within Activity Monitor?
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    If you know the name of the program, you can do killall in Terminal (for example to kill finder you would do "killall Finder" or "sudo killall Finder").

    Or you could try "sudo shutdown" in Terminal (make sure to save and quit any applications beforehand).

    Final option would be to quit everything possible, wait 2 min and then hold the power button to force a shutdown.

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