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
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2011

    DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Is there anything to where the application fully closes/'quits' whenever I close the last window? (Like in Windows)
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    and AppName menu: Quit

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  3. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    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

    Feb 6, 2011
    No it's not locking up I'm just new to OS X. Thanks for your helpÍ
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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


    Jul 11, 2003
  7. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    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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