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How do I cancel an application when it "freezes?"


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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.

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Press command, option, esc and you'll get a list of apps
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Thanks I wondered that too. I'm gad I'm reading all the forums.

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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.
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You can also click the apple icon up in the left corner and then select "Force Quit". It brings up the same dialog box.
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Or right click and hold on the app in the dock. It should give you the option to force quit. >_>"

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Repairing disk permissions might fix his Apps crashing on him too .....

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