How to force quit on a Mac to close unresponsive apps

There are several ways to force quit an unresponsive app on a Mac:

  1. Use the Force Quit option:
    • Press Command + Option + Esc to open the Force Quit Applications window.
    • Select the unresponsive app from the list and click “Force Quit.”
  2. Use the Activity Monitor:
    • Open the Activity Monitor by searching for it in Spotlight or opening it from the Applications > Utilities folder.
    • Find the unresponsive app in the list and select it.
    • Click the “X” button in the upper left corner of the window, then click “Quit.”
  3. Use keyboard shortcuts:
    • Press Command + Option + Shift + Esc to force quit the frontmost app.
    • Press Command + Option + Control + Power button to force restart your Mac.

These methods should allow you to force quit an unresponsive app on a Mac and regain control of your computer. If you continue to experience issues with unresponsive apps, it may be a sign of a larger problem with your Mac, and you may need to seek professional assistance.