how to shut down fast?

PicnicTutorials

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Dec 29, 2013
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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?
 

Siderz

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Nov 10, 2012
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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?
 

PicnicTutorials

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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?
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.
 

Siderz

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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.
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.
 

maflynn

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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.
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.
 

CH12671

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Dec 29, 2013
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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!
 

PicnicTutorials

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Dec 29, 2013
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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!
cool thanks!
 

CH12671

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Dec 29, 2013
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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.
 

thedeske

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Feb 17, 2013
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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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