Step #1: Press Command – Option – Escape simultaneously. If you need more explanation on how to find these keys read on:
- Command is the button with the curly clover pattern on it. In pre 2008 apple keyboards it also had an apple icon on it. It is in the bottom left of your keyboard.
- Alt/Option key is located at the bottom left of your keyboard.
- Escape (Esc) is located at the top left hand corner of your keyboard.
Step #2: Select the application you want to force quit from the “Force Quit Applications” window that pops up. If the program has crashed, it will typically say “not responding” next to it in this menu.
Step #3: Click the button that says “Force Quit”.