6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2007 6:50 AM by SteveLamb0
kmath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What are the shortcut keys for force quit in mac ?
it shows three keys, what is the first key. New to mac , I dont get the first key

MACBOOK PRO   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)
    kmath, welcome to Apple Discussions & the Mac Community.

    The key in question is probably the "Command" key, the one with the Apple symbol & the unusual rectangle symbol.

    Here's a list of other keyboard commands.
    Magical Macintosh Key Sequences
    http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html

    Suggest you buy the book by David Pogue - Mac OS X The Missing Manual Tiger Edition.

    Includes everything you need to know about installing OS X, using OS X & maintaining OS X.

     Cheers, Tom
  • kmath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Its not the command key, If you go to the apple menu you should be able to see the key. There is no way for me to represent it. (New to Mac here)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (252,880 points)
    The COMMAND or APPLE key is just to the left of the Space Bar and has  and ⌘ on it.
  • RBALLBOB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To force quit , hold down the OPTION and APPLE keys and click on the esc key upper left on the keyboard. Are you aware of the Force Quit command under the blue Apple?

    IMAC   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • Christian Quaade Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    That key combination used to work, now I just get a sound suggesting it is an undefined shortcut. As well, when I briefly push the power button, I used to get the option sleep/restart/shut-down the computer. The function is now lost.

    It would seem to me that it is a software problem, and that I just need to remove a faulty preference file, or do a similar move. I have tried a number of things (reset PRAM, reset PMU, update firmware, MacJanitor, clean up priviliges, among others). But no luck. Any suggestions?

    Again, it used to work fine when I first got my MacBook. I have had Macs since 1988, and this is the first time I see something like this.

    Christian
  • SteveLamb0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
    Hi

    For Sleep/Restart/Shutdown, have you tried control-eject?

    To kmath, the following symbols are found in Character Palette>Symbols>Technical Symbols.

    ⌥ = Option/Alt
    ⌘ or  (shift-alt-K) = Command
    ⎋ = Escape

    Steve