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vboyz

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hello my fellow osx86 peeps.

When u click the X button, it seems like it closes the app but it still sitting in the dock and "idling" in the background. I remember seeing an option to actually close the app, but can't remember where. Any1 know what the options I can select to actual "destroy" the program when I click the "X" button?

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4 solutions [EDIT] If your app is frozen/does not repsond [/EDIT] :

1) Right Click on your Application in the dock > Force to quit.

2) Command + Alt + Esc > you'll get a contextual menu and be able to close any application. (on PC keyboard the keys sequence might be Windows + Alt + Esc.

3) Open the Terminal, type "top" (without quotes)
Check the app process number to close, then CTRL + C, then type "kill xxx" (xxx represent the process number, still without quotes)

4) Open /Preferences/Utilities/Activity Monitor
Select the app to close and click "quit" (quit or force to quit)

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and the most important applekey+q = quit :thumbsup_anim:

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LOL, you're right, it was so obvious, that i forgot to write it :thumbsup_anim:

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look like these are just one time solution...not a permanent? I knew about the Apple + Q to quit...:weight_lift: but wondering see if there's a permanent setting to quit.

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the application is not in the dock. its icon there is a shortcut. if it is started it has a black arrow below and you simplu quit it with apple-q

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CMD(Apple)-option-esc is the mac equivalent to ctrl-alt-delete

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You are trying to make the application behave like a windows application but as far as i know there is no way of doing this. The X button in the corner of OS X applications is for closing the window only. You close an application by going to file->quit. (or command+q as previously stated) There is no button for closing an application.

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This is the one of the first things a Windows user must get over! On the upside, the memory management in OS X works so well, most of the time, you can forget about closing/terminating applications. :) Just close the windows when you're done and don't worry about the little black arrows. Unlike Windows, you can fill your dock with little black arrows with nary a slowdown. Such usage typically brings a Windows machine to its knees--even one with gigs of memory.

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A quick search led to this page

Now everyone go to your applications folder, hit command-a then command-o

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Right-click dock icon -> Quit





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