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Ending tasks

Here’s a tip I’ve uncovered, mostly for my own use but hopefully it will be benefit to someone else.

If you’re using an application that runs in full screen on Mac OS X, and it crashes, you can use Command+Alt+Escape to instantly close it. I’ve had this problem with World of Warcraft a few times, and, not knowing what to do to get out of the game, I’ve ended up just restarting the whole machine.

When not in full screen, the key combination brings up a small window that lists the programs you have running and gives you the option to force quit each one, or relaunch the Finder.

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