How to shutdown mac by force quitting all apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pjny, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I sometimes get "xxx app is preventing the computer from shutting down" messages when I try to shutdown my mac on 10.8.5.

    Is there an option to force quit all open apps and shut down?

  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You can type sudo shutdown -h now in the terminal.
  3. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks, is there a way to trigger it using a hotkey. Maybe I can use keyboard maestro to run that command.

  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Ideally, you should find out why you are getting these messages, and fix the problem, rather than killing the process.
  5. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    My 15" rMBP does this and its always been Apple Mail as the problem.

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