Unlike Windows, we couldn’t quit opened Mac application by simply clicking on the cross arrow located at the corner of the window pane. I believe this is meant to help Mac users boost their productivity by saving time used in launching applications
that is neglected by Windows.
As I’ve experienced using Windows before, I used to accidentally killing all opened windows while closing application, which I didn’t want to, and that’s really stressing me.
So, if you’re already switching to Mac, be grateful and …
Command-Q to Quit
In the eyes of Windows users, Close and Quit have the same meaning. But in our Mac users eyes, Close means closing opened application window while Quit means stopping the application completely.
Don’t get the wrong idea, Mac manages the usage of our memory much better than Windows. If you don’t believe me, try using Windows to open dozen of applications and compare it with using Mac, you will get the clear result: Mac wins!
There will be a time, sometimes, for your Mac application to freeze unexpectedly, mostly due to installation of uncompatible third party application.
And don’t despair first, you get a new Cntrl-Alt-Del in your Mac, which is…
Upon initiating this keystrokes, a list of running applications will appear in front of your eyes. Thereafter, you will be able to choose which running application you want to kill. And you get a much simpler user interface compared to your old Windows.
And… you won’t be able to Force Quit your Finder, only Relaunching is allowed.
But if you already know that current opened application is the source of the problem and you did not hesitate to kill it, then…
Hit Command-Option-Shift-Escape, Fast!
Uh, what, it’s not working? How can you explain this, Apple, anyone?
So we’ve got the answer: Hold it for a while and you will force quit your application. Thanks to MacTipper for this.