When any program on Windows being not respond, just simply launch the Task Manager, pick that program and kill it. The unresponsive program will be closed immediately.
But what about an unresponsive application on Mac OS X? What do we need to do to close and prevent it from freezing the Mac computer? If you are using a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or any machine that run Mac OS X, and there is an unresponsive program on it, you may want to try these methods to close that program.
How To Force Any App To Close On Mac OS X Computer?
If any app or program is being unresponsive and doesn’t respond to any of your action or commands, only force it to close immediately. But how? In this article, I will give you several useful tips to help you do that.
The first method to close any running application you want is to use Activity Monitor app, or also known as Task Manager for Mac. It’s a built-in function within Mac OS X, allows you to pick any app and close it. To open this built-in app, go to Finder, click on /Application/Utilities/Activity Monitor.
The second method is to use Force Quit Applications feature on Mac OS X. It’s also a built-in tool on Mac OS X, allows you to select a running app and force it to close. It’s quite similar the Activity Monitor but with fewer functions. To open this feature, press Command, Shift, and Esc keys.
The last method but so useful, that’s using Terminal and a “killall” command to close any application you want. For example, if you want to close Firefox, simply type: “killall -9 firefox” and then press Enter. The Firefox browser will be closed immediately.