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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 06, 2009
    How do I cancel an application when it "freezes?"
    I love my 2 month old MacBook Pro 15, but ironically I've had more applications freeze on it than my old Windows XP notebook.

    When a program would freeze in XP, I could press CTL-ALT-DEL and then simply click "End Task" to shut down that single program.

    How do I shut down an application that freezes on my Mac (I have Snow Leopard OS)? Currently, I am holding down the power button and shutting off the entire computer, then restarting. But I would like to just shut down the frozen app by itself.

    Charlotte, NC

  2. #2

    Member Since
    May 24, 2009
    eMac OS X 10.4.11 1.25GB RAM 40GB original hard drive,
    Press command, option, esc and you'll get a list of apps

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2009
    Thanks I wondered that too. I'm gad I'm reading all the forums.


  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    You do a hard shutdown when an app freezes? What kind of careless un... urgh nevermind. You've been told how to do a command quit...

    Well, I guess I can see how if you didn't know how to command quit why you would need to reboot. It won't let you reboot without a hard shutdown, but still... yikes. You might want to repair permissions a few times to see if you can fix the damage you may have caused to your system files.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Nov 30, 2009
    You can also click the apple icon up in the left corner and then select "Force Quit". It brings up the same dialog box.

  6. #6

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    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Or right click and hold on the app in the dock. It should give you the option to force quit. >_>"

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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Repairing disk permissions might fix his Apps crashing on him too .....
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