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    Still learning how to navigate on my Mac

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    Still learning how to navigate on my Mac
    While loading a program the computer hung up. In Windows I hit ctrl/alt/delete and enter the Task Manager and can shut the app down.

    Assuming there is something similar on this Mac..

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    In macOS, you can press "command+option(alt)+esc(escape)" and a pop up "Force Quit" window will appear. It will list all open apps, and may say "Not Responding" next to the app holding up the system.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Thats it! Thank you!

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    Next is the Wifi.

    On my iPad mini, when I am out and about it gives me an option to Hot Spot my iPad very easily. Power went out yesterday and found to do the same on the Air wasn't as easy.

    I'm certain there's something in settings I need to do.. Just don't know what yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olddawgsrule View Post
    Next is the Wifi.

    On my iPad mini, when I am out and about it gives me an option to Hot Spot my iPad very easily. Power went out yesterday and found to do the same on the Air wasn't as easy.

    I'm certain there's something in settings I need to do.. Just don't know what yet...
    Hello - first, your last few posts have been put in the 'Switcher Hangout' section - not appropriate for the questions asked - in the future, please select a correct forum to post - you will likely receive more attention and also will have members peruse your topics w/ more expertise in the area posted.

    Second, in the above post, you tacked on the question about an iPad onto one started about macOS - this likely will be 'lost' or not seen by those interested in iDevices - a new thread should have been started, again in the correct forum.

    As to your iPad question - setting up a 'hot spot' requires a cellular connection - does your iPad Air have cellular or Wi-Fi only? Dave
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    Apologies, I will try better.

    The Question of Wifi deals with the air not the iPad. I should have been clearer on that.

    The iPad is Wifi only and grabs the Hot Spot feature quickly and asks.
    The Air does not.
    I found a place to use the phone tethered (USB) and that worked..
    I had also turned on my phone to hotspot and still could not get hooked up by the through Wifi.

    I figure I'm still doing something wrong and just don't know how yet.
    Like I say, so easy wth the iPad mini.

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    There is an iPad Air and also a MacBook Air, which device are you referring to? I am assuming you have a MacBook Air and an iPad mini, by your descriptions. If the Air, is not asking to join networks, go into System Preferences > Network, select Wi-Fi in the sidebar, and make sure the box "Ask to join new networks" is checked.
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    Good God Mon.. I still can't get it right. Yes you guess correctly. iPad mini (which I do love) and MacBook Air.

    I'm on my 'home' network now. Never asked me to join, just did. All my other devices (iPhone, iPad) are already on it.
    What surprised me was it didn't do what the iPad did.
    My iPhone did not show up... Reason I tethered it.

    I will chase down as you say and see if I can figure it out, Thank you!

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