How to force quit unresponsive apps on a Mac computer

How to force quit unresponsive apps on a Mac computer

How to ‘Control+Alt+Delete’ on a Mac computer, and force quit unresponsive apps
    • 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.
Sometimes in life, you just have to cut your losses and call it quits. This is certainly the case when your Mac is giving you trouble with a program that’s either frozen, or running so slowly that you just can’t take it anymore. Rather than sitting there glaring at that rainbow-colored “spinning wheel of death,” instead just use a force quit override to shut down the program. Then you can restart it and, ideally, get some actual work done.
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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.

While PC users have the Control+Alt+Delete shortcut, famously known as the “three-finger salute,” Mac users have an equally effective way to take the control back from the computer. Here are the three ways to force quit on a Mac.
1. How to force quit on a Mac using a keyboard shortcut

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. How to force quit on a Mac through the Apple menu
1. Click on the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen.

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.”

How to force quit on a Mac through the Apple menu
3. How to force quit on a Mac through the Dock
1. Locate the program you want to quit in your Mac Dock.

2. While holding down the “Option” key, right-click on the program and select “Force quit.”

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Which Mac’s can run macOS Big Sur?

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macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy.
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MacBook Air 2013 and later

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How to Check for Updates on a Mac?

How to Check for Updates on a Mac?

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Click the Apple button in the upper-left corner of your screen and then clicking About This Mac. You should be staring at the General tab of the About This Mac window. If so, click the Software Update button, which will launch the System Preferences to check for updates.

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Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Learn which power adapter, cable, and plug works with your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air computer.

Power adapters for Mac notebooks are available in 29W, 30W, 45W, 60W, 61W, 85W, 87W, and 96W varieties. You should use the appropriate wattage power adapter for your Mac notebook. You can use a compatible higher wattage power adapter without issue, but it won’t make your computer charge faster or operate differently. If you use a power adapter that is lower in wattage than the adapter that came with your Mac, it won’t provide enough power to your computer.

Mac notebooks that charge via USB-C come with an Apple USB-C Power Adapter with detachable AC plug (or “duckhead”), and a USB-C Charge Cable. 

Mac notebooks that charge via MagSafe come with an AC adapter with MagSafe connector and detachable AC plug, and an AC cable.

The images below show the style of adapter that comes with each MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. If you’re not sure which model Mac you have, use these articles:

USB-C

Apple 29W or 30W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • MacBook models introduced in 2015 or later

Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

  • MacBook Air models introduced in 2018 or later

Apple 61W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later

Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later

Apple 96W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2019

Make sure you’re using the correct USB-C charge cable

For the best charging experience, you should use the USB-C charge cable that comes with your Mac notebook. If you use a higher wattage USB-C cable, your Mac will charge normally but you won’t see an increase in charging speed. USB-C cables rated for 29W or 30W will work with any USB-C power adapter, but won’t provide enough power when connected to a power adapter that is more than 30W, such as the 61W USB-C Power Adapter.

You can verify that you’re using the correct version of the Apple USB-C Charge Cable with your Mac notebook and its USB-C AC Adapter. The cable’s serial number is printed on its external housing, next to the words “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” 

  • If the first three characters of the serial number are C4M or FL4, the cable is for use with the Apple 29W or 30W USB-C Power Adapter.
  • If the first three characters of the serial number are DLC, CTC, FTL, or G0J, the cable is for use with a USB-C Power Adapter of any wattage.
  • If the cable says “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China” but has no serial number, you might be eligible for a replacement USB-C charge cable.

You can verify that you’re using the correct version of the Apple USB-C Charge Cable with your Mac notebook and its USB-C AC Adapter. The cable’s serial number is printed on its external housing, next to the words “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.”

MagSafe 2

85W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015later

60W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015

45W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • MacBook Air models introduced in 2012 through 2017

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MagSafe “L” and “T” shaped adapters

60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2009
  • MacBook models introduced in 2006 through mid 2009

60W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
  • MacBook models introduced in late 2009 through 2010

85W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2006 through 2009
  • 17-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2006 through 2009

85W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
  • 17-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2011

45W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Air models introduced in 2008 through 2011*
  • 11-inch MacBook Air models introduced in 2010 through 2011

* Adapters that shipped with the MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009) are not recommended for use with MacBook Air (Late 2010) models. When possible, use your computer’s original adapter or a newer adapter.

Mac Mini Memory RAM Upgrade

Mac Mini Memory RAM Upgrade

Apple Mac Mini Memory Upgrade

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Adding RAM is often the most cost-effective upgrade you can make to speed up a sluggish computer. When a system runs short of RAM, it must swap the overflow data to the hard drive, which can significantly slow performance. 

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