How To Force Quit Apps On Mac

[Simple Steps For Closing Non Responsive Apps]

Just like any other operating system, Mac too faces certain hurdles when it comes to taking care of non responsive apps, especially when they threaten to hang your computer along with them.

Most people just try to quit these apps as a means of taking care of this nuisance, in hopes that once they restart them everything will go back to normal.

However, there can be instances where the apps simply refuse to cooperate, even if it involves not letting you quit them despite your best efforts.

These apps require a special type of Force Quit, that can be accomplished with just a few steps on the Terminal. It is important to note that this is not like Disabling An App, rather just a stronger version of the quit command.

To go through this process, follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch Terminal on your Mac.
  2. Type¬† ps aux | grep “process_name” and replace the “process_name” with the name of the app you want to quit.
  3. You will now see a few details about the app.
  4. Note down the number located in the second row of the details table.
  5. This is the “PID Value” of the app.
  6. Type¬† kill -9 pid and replace “pid” with the number you just noted down.
  7. The app in question will automatically shut down.

With these simple steps, you will be able to easily force quit any apps you don’t like. Have fun.

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Posted on : 29 Aug 2016 @ 00:24

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