Last Updated on Nov 12, 2020
My last article is near to manage running frozen windows using Force Quit App on Mac running with MacOS Big Sur [macOS 11], Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS Sierra, EI Capitan or Yosemite. First, we have to check why an app is a freeze? How many applications and processes running on our Mac in the background or on-screen? That you can see by View running all Apps on Mac. Also, learn alternate ways to fix your problem on close frozen windows from MacOS.
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A single app that can affect your Mac’s performance and other running Mac Programmes. So you will feel your Mac slow performance overall. Don’t be panic/ hesitate, First, follow my simple guide given below. The primary reason is the incompatible App version or lower MacOS Version. Check that in the App Store App > Update tab.
Tricks to Force Quit App on Mac which is frozen, Hanged and Crashed Apps on Mac
First, I covered the simple method to Force Quit App on Mac then hard.
Method 1: Force Quit App Using Dock
Open up an app icon that is shown in the dock with a white dot just below the app. It’s easy to identify if multiple browser or windows opened from the same app. do Right-click on an app icon in dock > Choose Quit or Force Quit.
Now, let’s look at alternative tricks to Force Quit App on macOS Mojave and earlier operating systems of Apple Mac Computer.
Method 2: Get all running Apps to Force Quit App on Mac
- Go to the Apple icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Next, Force Quit. Get Force Quit Applications windows on screen then
- Select App > Force Quit
- (Force Quit App on Macos Mojave Shortcut keys: Command + ALT + ESCAPE) && Command + ALT + SHIFT + ESCAPE
Method 3: Force Quit App on Mac via Activity Monitor tool
Just like windows users (Command + Alt + Delete for Task manager), OS X Users also use Activity monitor and close running but the frozen app on-screen forcefully.
- Open Finder on Mac.
- Find Applications folder from side panel > Utilities Folder.
- Under the Utilities > Activity Monitor
- Click on CPU tab to see all running applications with detailed technical information.
Find the app from name > Select it > Click on the cross close button at the top right side in the same windows > Click on Force Quit.
Also, Check App Process and Threads inside the process tab,
That’s it. You’re done!