Killall Command

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by yummywaffles, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. yummywaffles macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    i recently purchased my first mac and im still having some difficulty making the transition from windows. im trying to customize my dock and from what i know, to see a change you have to restart the dock. since osx doesnt have a "task manager" like windows, the only way i can think of ending the process is either by restarting or using a command in terminal. i did a bit of reading and it seems like the killall command should fit the bill. However, when i type killall dock into terminal, it tells me "No matching processes belonging to you were found". what am i doing wrong? thanks a bunch.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    "Dock" is a capital D. Mac OS X's task manager is called Activity Monitor. It lives in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder..
  3. yummywaffles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
  4. larkost macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2007
    Even closer to the task manager (at least for the killing rouge applications bit) is the "Force Quit Applications" dialog GUI applications only). You can get it by pressing <command>-<control>-<esc>. But unless you are doing strange things, you should never need it, since you can force-quit applications by right-clicking on them in the dock, and then selecting "Force Quit" from the menu there (you might need to hold down option to go from regular quit to the force version if you need it).

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