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How to ‘Control+Alt+Delete’ on a Mac Computer


While PCusers 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.

Furthermore, Mac OS X does have its version of the Task Manager, but it’s a bit different than Windows’, and you access it by pressing Command+Option+Esc. If you want to force quit unresponsive apps along the line. This article teaches you how to ‘Control+Alt+Delete’ on a Mac computer.

How to ‘Control+Alt+Delete’ on a Mac Computer

Pressing Command + Option + Escape on a Mac is equivalent to pressing Control + Alt + Delete on a PC.

  • Press the “Command,” “Option or Alt,” and “Escape” keys.
  • You’ll see the Force Quit window will pop up.
  • Choose the malfunctioning app you want to close and select “Force Quit.”

How to Force Quit on a Mac Through The Dock

  • Find the program you’re willing to quit on your Mac Dock.
  • Hold down the “Option” key and right-click on the program you want to quit.
  • Then select “Force Quit.”

How to Force Quit on a Mac Through the Apple Menu

  • Click the Apple logo located at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Hit “Force Quit…” at the drop-down menu on the screen.
  • The same force quit pop-up menu will appear. Again, select the offending program and hit “Force Quit.”

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