Quit Apps before Shutdown?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stoutdog101, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. stoutdog101 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Hi all,

    I just bought a 15" MBP last Wednesday and absolutely love it! So quick, so efficient, and I'm having a great time setting up all the programs to work the way I want them to.

    My question is this: Do you have to Quit (Cmd-Q) all the applications before shutting down? With Windows, I made sure to close everything out before turning the computer off... but that can be a pain on the Mac if I have 10 apps running in the background at once. I would assume it takes a little longer to shut down with more apps open, but wanted to make sure that it is otherwise okay to do.

  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Mac OS X will automatically quit apps before shutdown/reboot...
  3. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    Only exception to this rule (in my experience) is if you have multiple tabs open in Safari. Then it gives you the regular "You have x tabs open in Safari" dialog box. You have to respond to that box otherwise it cancels the shutdown process.

    Other than that, you're golden.
  4. stoutdog101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
  5. Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    My Macbook started out being able to close all the applications I had open during shutdown, but now I get the "OSX was unable to close "X" application properly..." message.

    Anybody have any idea why this is?
  6. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2007
    If I have a lot open, I'll just close them all because it shuts down a bit faster (not that I ever shut down.)

    A trick is to command+tab, and then just command+q your way down the list. Pretty fast way to do it.
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Here is a great little program.
  8. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    What is this 'shut down' you are talking about?? :p

    Anyways, I shut down so rarely that when I do, all kinds of weird **** goes wrong and some apps stop responding, leaving me the feeling that OS X simply can't shut down properly... Of course this is just fantasy and a consequence of Apple designing the OS so the users rarely need a shutdown.
  9. shaunymac macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    ...not sure how you get those pretty quotes..but

    This is definately an awesome way to close apps and the way it try to "teach my family how to close apps to prevent them from leaving them from running in the background. Simply command tab and hit q on whichever app you would liek to quit. Its awesome whenever you have 5 or maybe 10 going at a time :D. I find myself trying to do it on this windows computer at work bc I often trick myself being in Safari.

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