The Dreaded Pinwheel

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kenglade, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    I've only had my Mac for about three months after years of suffering through Windows. I'm still learning the Mac-way. A couple of times (like just now) I was reading a page on the web when the process hangs and a pinwheel pops up. On Win you could hit ctl-alt-del and cancel the operation. Is there any such combination on Mac? The only way I've found to clear the operation is to turn it off since it is not responsive to any key or key-combination I've found.

    I'm running Leopard on a G5 Powermac with 2GB of Ram and my browser is FF 3.0.7.

    Many thanks.
  2. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    press alt- Option (apple button) and esc together to bring up the force quit menu, select the application thats giving you problems and hit force quit to quit it.

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