- If you want force an app or program to quit on your Mac, you can use a similar keyboard shortcut to PC’s Control+Alt+Delete.
- Force quitting a program will sacrifice any unsaved changes, so do it with care.
- In addition to the keyboard shortcut, there are two other ways to force quit a troublesome program.
Just remember that when you force quit a program on Mac, you may lose unsaved work. Sometimes an autosave function will come to the rescue, and you can opt to have websites reopen if you have to quit your browser, but force quitting often means losing some work, so use it only as a last resort.
1. Press the “Command,” “Option,” and “Escape” keys. Note that the Option key is also sometimes referred to as “Alt,” and that the Escape key just reads “Esc.”
2. The Force Quit window will pop up.
3. Select the application you’d like to close and select “Force Quit.”
2. In the dropdown menu that appears, hit “Force Quit…”
3. The same force quit pop-up menu will appear. Select the offending program and hit “Force quit.”
2. While holding down the “Option” key, right-click on the program and select “Force quit.”