how to force quit ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by semin28, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. semin28 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    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
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    You can also force quit apps from the Apple menu or from Activity

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  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    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..
  5. semin28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
  6. mustangsally82 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
    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.
  7. DazBrowne macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Right clicking does the same

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