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Chapter 4. The Finder: Working with File... > Process Manager: Force Quitting Appl...

Process Manager: Force Quitting Applications

The final topic in this chapter is the force quit feature. The Macintosh has never had an effective and reliable method of quitting a “hung” application before the release of Mac OS X. Windows users are accustomed to pressing Control+Alt+Del to force an application to exit, but Mac users were stuck pressing Option+Command+Escape and hoping for the best. If a force quit worked without completely crashing Mac OS, it usually made the system unstable and forced a reboot within minutes.

With Mac OS X, the Option+Command+Escape keystroke still works, but now it brings up a process manager with a list of running applications, as shown in Figure 4.32.


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