how to force quit ?

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  1. semin28 macrumors regular

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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
     
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    You can also force quit apps from the Apple menu or from Activity Monitor.app
     

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  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    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

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  6. mustangsally82 macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    Right clicking does the same
     

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