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I am running OS X 103. Is there a quick way to shut down just using the keyboard?
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You can create an AppleScript or a shell script and assign it to a function key.

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It's Command, Option, Control, plus Eject. To restart, Command, Control, plus Eject.
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Wow, I didn't know that one.

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That one just shuts down immediately without bringing up a dialogue right?

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Wow, I didn't know that one.
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What if you don't have a keyboard with an eject key?
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Try F12 for eject.
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It's Command, Option, Control, plus Eject. To restart, Command, Control, plus Eject.
Well, I'll be danged twice in one day...this is the second handy thing I've learned today. I think we need a thread of hidden/little known short cuts (but that's another topic for another time). thanks man

*Edit: little did i know there's a keyboard short cut thread under operating system thread. Hmm...but this was still a good little note.
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It's Command, Option, Control, plus Eject. To restart, Command, Control, plus Eject.
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