Safari frozen, won't let me shut down.

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  1. tximacusr macrumors member

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    I bought a 15" MacPro a few weeks ago.
    I was using Firefox when viewing the Houston Chronicle online. Then the pages started to freeze. I decided to close Firefox and shut down the computer; however, it won't shut down unless I close Firefox.

    I used the "Command-Option-Control-Power Button" but Safari won't close. What else can I try? Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Press and hold the power button until it turns off, then turn it back on again and continue use of the machine.
     
  3. tximacusr thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried it. Didn't work.
    It gave me this prompt:
     

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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You didn't hold it long enough. Hold it for about 30-60 seconds or until the machine turn off.
     
  5. 0000111 macrumors member

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    I second this strategy. Though it feels much longer, it should be about 5-10 seconds to register.

    This article also explains shutting it down on a frozen machine remotely through Screen Sharing, which seems like a long shot:
    http://blog.conradchavez.com/2006/04/25/force-shutdown-restart-macosx/

    Last-ditch-attempt, I'd say run videos on your laptop until it drains the battery completely, then wait for its safety sleep to also die. Which would take waaaaay long...
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You need to press and hold the power button for a longer period of time. It will shut down if you keep holding it.
     
  7. 0000111 macrumors member

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    I'm guessing OP successfully turned his computer off, which is why he isn't responding :p

    You know, I now understand how you guys get up to tens of thousands of posts. You reply to EVERYTHING :cool:
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Lots of folks need help.
     
  9. tximacusr thread starter macrumors member

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    OK. It finally shut down. Thanks for your assistance.
    I used the "Command-Option-Esc."
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    You're welcome. If it happens again, you may need to diagnose what Firefox is doing that causes those hangs.
     
  11. 0000111 macrumors member

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    A gentleman and a scholar!

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