how to force quit ?

semin28

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Original poster
Oct 31, 2008
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My dumb mac is always freezing up and the round rain bow thing will be spinning and i cant do anything but restart . How do i force quit ? I know it says it on the mac but i don't get what the symbols are . Thanks
 

Ashka

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Aug 9, 2008
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New Zealand
Symbols for keys :
⌘ = Apple/Command key
⌥ = Option key
⇧ = Shift Key
⇪ = Caps Lock Key
⌃ = Control Key
↩ = Return/Enter Key
⇥ = Tab Key
⎋ = Escape Key
⏏ = Eject Key
⌫ = Delete
Hope it helps..
 

mustangsally82

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Oct 19, 2006
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In Leopard, I used to click (and hold the mouse button down) on the Dock icon of the app that wasn't responding, and when the menu popped up I could click on "Force Quit."

In Snow Leopard it's a bit different. I actually haven't used it since I installed 10.6, but I assume it's in the same place: Click on the icon, go to Options and then I hope Force Quit should be there.
 

DazBrowne

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Dec 6, 2009
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In Leopard, I used to click (and hold the mouse button down) on the Dock icon of the app that wasn't responding, and when the menu popped up I could click on "Force Quit."

In Snow Leopard it's a bit different. I actually haven't used it since I installed 10.6, but I assume it's in the same place: Click on the icon, go to Options and then I hope Force Quit should be there.
Right clicking does the same
 
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