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HT3411: OS X: How to quit an unresponsive application using Force Quit

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HT3411 The information *****. I'm trying to force quit because my cursor is missing and frozen. I can't just get the machine to close because I have to click on options: 'restart cancel sleep shut down'. So I've tried force quitting and nada. Nothing happens.

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I was typing along and then all of the sudden my cursor disappeared! I can't find it. I've tried shutting down my Mac, but I can't do that because the box pops up when I hit the on/off button asking if I want to restart, sleep, cancel or shut down. I've tried hitting return. Nothing.


I've tried to force quit. Nothing.


I called Apple - it's a holiday.


I only bougth this Mac in late July. It took a while to download the new operating system. My track pad hasn't been working, I haven't been able to drag my fingers over it and scroll down. I'm pretty stupid, but the woman who normally handles my tech problems couldn't figure the track pad problem out either. There is a local guy who fixes Macs, but I've owned this for less than 90 days so it should be covered and I shouldn't have to pay for seeing this guy.


But now I'm losing at least a day's work. HELP! Thanks.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), iOS 6


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