Is "force quit" the only way to quit an application?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DramaLLama, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. DramaLLama, Mar 4, 2011
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    DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything to where the application fully closes/'quits' whenever I close the last window? (Like in Windows)
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Cmd+Q
    and AppName menu: Quit

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  3. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    Yep what they said, but if you Force Quit stuff it means it has locked up, is it locking up?
     
  4. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No it's not locking up I'm just new to OS X. Thanks for your helpÍ
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    No. Only some applications Quit when you close the last window that's open. Generally, those are applications that are not capable of having more than one window open at a time. Most, if not all, other applications that can do that will not quit when you close all the windows, 'cause, it's a Mac, not Windows.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  7. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    You can also right-click on the corresponding icon in the Dock. A pop-up menu will appear; you can select Quit from that menu to close the application. This will be a normal quit, so if you need to save something, the application will remind you as it normally would with Command + Q.
     

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