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Quitting Applications

When you’re done working with an application, you should exit, or close it, to conserve your computer’s resources. If an application stops responding while you work, Mac OS X provides you with the option to end the task. When you end a task, you’ll probably lose any unsaved work in the problem application. If the problem persists, you might need to reinstall the application or contact product support to fix the problem.

Quit an Application

  • green1.jpg Click the application menu.

    In this case, the Chess menu.

  • green2.jpg Click Quit application name.
  • green3.jpg If necessary, click Save to save your changes.

Quit an Application That is Not Responding

  • green1.jpg Click the Apple menu, and then click Force Quit.
  • green2.jpg Click the application name you want to force a quit.
  • green3.jpg Click Force Quit.
  • green4.jpg Click Force Quit again to confirm you want to force a quit.
  • green5.jpg Click the Close button.
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