How to shutdown mac by force quitting all apps

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

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    #2
    You can type sudo shutdown -h now in the terminal.
     
  3. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    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

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    #4
    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

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    #5
    My 15" rMBP does this and its always been Apple Mail as the problem.
     

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