how to shut down fast?

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  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    On my windows I did a setting a long time ago to force quit all applications quick so they wouldn't slow down the shut down procedure. I just tried to restart and iTunes hung for one minute. then asked me if I wanted to force quit. Is there a setting to make it force quit with me having to click the question each time?
     
  2. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if it's bad for the computer to make everything force quit every time you shut down?

    Why do you need it to turn off so quickly anyway?
     
  3. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have no specific reason. For $3,200 I just expect when I say shut down I don't have to wait for 60 seconds to see it respond.
     
  4. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on what exactly it's doing, it's not going to be the same time every time.

    For $3,200 you can put it to sleep, no harm done. I restart my iMac once a week.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Sleep is better, if you're looking for a quicker shut down, then close the apps when you're done with them. Force quitting is a bit severe and you could lose data.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    iTunes & Mail will almost always slow shutdown to a crawl.
     
  7. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    cmd + q shuts down the active program. This is the quickest and safest way to shut down a program. However, just reach around back and hit the power button....it will immediately go to sleep and it's actually better on the components anyway!
     
  8. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool thanks!
     
  9. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    BTW, tap the power button, don't hold it. Holding it down forces the computer to turn off immediately, which is really hard on the system (but necessary on very RARE occasions). I think I've had to do this maybe 3 or 4 times to my iMac in the past 3 years. My iMac stays on 24/7.
     
  10. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Command-Option-Control-Media Eject (⏏)

    This key combo has been around for a long time - still works ;)

    3-4 seconds here. Might take a little longer with a spinning HD
     

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