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Apps on macOS are often well-behaved, however there are occasions after they can cease working or freeze and decelerate your whole Mac. If that occurs to you (and it’d occur typically in case you’re taking part in with the newest Monterey betas), it’s time to stop the app.
The very first thing to do, in fact, is attempt to stop the app usually:
- Proper-click on the app’s icon within the menu bar and choose “Stop,” or…
- Press the Command-Q keys.
Nevertheless, if the app is frozen or simply gained’t go away, then you must pressure a stop. Once more, there are a few methods to do that:
- Click on on the Apple icon within the top-left nook and search for a selection that claims “Power Stop” or…
- Press Command-Possibility-Esc.
Both manner, this can convey up the “Power Stop Purposes” field, which could have an inventory of at present energetic apps. Spotlight the troublesome app, and click on on the “Power Stop” button. A pop-up will ask in case you’re positive; click on on “Power Stop” to lastly stop the app.
If for any purpose you may’t entry the “Power Stop” menu, there’s one other approach to stop the app utilizing the Exercise Monitor, which lists the entire energetic processes in your Mac. To get to the Exercise Monitor:
- Use Highlight Search to search out “Exercise Monitor,” or…
- In your Finder, click on on Purposes within the left-hand menu. Within the ensuing checklist of apps, double-click on Utilities to open the folder, after which double-click on Exercise Monitor.
- You’ll see an inventory of energetic processes, which ought to embody your misbehaving app. It’s going to be an extended checklist, so you may click on on the “Course of Title” heading to alphabetize the checklist for a neater discover. In case you suspect that the app is stressing your CPU, you may attempt clicking on the “% CPU” heading, which can put the app on the prime of the checklist.
- Spotlight the app you wish to stop, and click on on the “x” icon on the prime of the window.
- Click on on “Power Stop.”
And in case you’re nonetheless having difficulties, you may at all times shut down your system. It’s possible you’ll lose a few of what you’re at present engaged on, however it’s going to shut the app that’s driving you nuts.
- Maintain down your energy button (or the Contact ID button in case your Mac has a Contact Bar) till you see the Apple brand in your show.
- Let go, and permit the system to restart.