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I have the trash dialog box up, and it's frozen. What process needs to be killed in order to remove it, without having to restart?

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Try killall Finder in Terminal.app.

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wont that close all open programs in finder? –  Eric Leroy Oct 12 '12 at 1:50
it will only stop the finder, no other apps. since the finder is what is frozen, it would be what you have to kill –  segiddins Oct 12 '12 at 1:51
Perfect! Thank you. –  Eric Leroy Oct 12 '12 at 1:58

Relaunch the Finder if you don't want to use the terminal. Apple menu > Force quit... > Finder > Relaunch.

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This worked, easier to use than terminal for most users. –  xbsd Nov 7 '14 at 18:15

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