macOS: An app crashed the system? Find out how to “kill” her…

Deepak Gupta April 17, 2022
Updated 2022/04/17 at 4:42 PM

It is true that macOS is one of the most stable operating systems in its segment. However, not everything is perfect and, sometimes, there are applications that insist on “stuck” the system.

Today we teach you how you can easily force close applications on macOS.

macOS is a system that works almost "wonderfully". It's fast, it's stable and it doesn't crash. However, if any app decides to crash the system, macOS also has several apps to "kill" the process.

How to kill an app process on macOS?

One of the most used features for this type of situations is the "Force Exit". To access this feature, just use the keyboard shortcut Command-Option-Exhaust.

Then just choose the app and press the button force exit.

macOS: An app crashed the system?  Find out how to

Activity Monitor

Another possibility is through the Activity Monitor which, in addition to providing detailed information about the processes, also allows you to terminate system processes. To use this tool just press Command + Space and type Activity Monitor.

Then just choose the process and press the Stop button.

macOS: An app crashed the system?  Find out how to

Kill processes via terminal

Through the macOS terminal it is also possible to "kill" processes. For this you must use the command ps -ax, to see the number of process that you want to terminate and then use the kill command.

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