To force-quit Mac Applications: the Mac equivalent of “Ctrl Alt Delete” (via: eHow.com): Option-Command-Esc
Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/03
Once every while, a full screen app on your Mac hangs, and there is no way to Command-Tab to another application.
PC addicts then press Ctrl+Alt+Del, to either get to the Task Manager, or to logoff/reboot.
For a Mac, there are two:
- Force Quit
– Simultaneously hit “command” + “option” + “esc” on the keyboard (⌥ Option+⌘ Command+Esc)
– In the “Force Quit Applications” window that appears, select the stalled application and force quit it.
- Force Reboot
– Be aware that this works immediately
– Simultaneously hit “command” + “option” + “power” on the keyboard (Control+⌘ Command+Power)
I remember the first shortcut as follows:
- Windows: Ctrl-Shift-Esc starts the task manager.
- Apple: Option-Command-Esc starts the task killer.