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Easiest way to gently kill an intermittently unresponsive application?

Sometimes, when I have many applications open doing many memory and IO-intensive things, my computer inevitably starts to thrash a bit. While waiting for things to settle down, I often decide to ...
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Banish “You have forced XXX to quit” from showing on my screen again

I never want to see this popup on my computer again. Is it possible to prevent "do not ask again" this type of dialog?
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How to close applications on sleep?

I have a password management application (KeePassX) of which backup I sync over Dropbox across several computers. However the password database can be open only on one computer at a time for file ...
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Homebrew php-fpm caused some crash logs on Console.app

I recently opened up Console.app application and saw there're a bunch of crash logs by PHP-FPM, which was installed with PHP from homebrew-php. The log files have something like in this paste: ...
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Quitting an app makes the control move to MAMP [duplicate]

I've suffered a bit from this issue - when I quit MAMP, and then restart the app again, everything works just fine. However, when I quit all the other applications except MAMP, then the control ...
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Prevent “<application> quit unexpectedly” message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl/ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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How to diagnose Address Book quitting unexpectedly?

When opening Address Book, it quits before it opens. The window says: Address Book quit unexpectedly. Click `Reopen` to open the application again. Click `Report` to see more detailed information ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly

I have a iMac 27 inch which I bought months ago. Whenever I try to open eclipse on the iMac it comes with a message that says: Eclipse quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application ...
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Applescript, quit app if other app is quit

I have a (very basic) apple script that I use as a trigger to start and hijack Plex, using Audio Hijack Pro. tell application "Audio Hijack Pro" start hijacking session named "Plex" end tell tell ...
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Create a automator application able to launch and quit from dock

I have a shell command thats runs endlessly, until you stop it using Control-C. When I run it from the Terminal, it goes something like: $ /abspath/to/my-command Command is running ... Use Control-C ...
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How Many Different Ways Are There To Force Quit An Application?

Although it is not a common occurrance, sometimes my cursor has a continuing spinning beach ball, which I believe to indicate that an app has frozen (correct me if i'm wrong). When this happens I ...
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How to automatically close an app when I shut down the mac?

My father would always scold me that so many applications are open when he turns on the computer which he says consumes computer memory. I always forget to close the app by right -clicking>quit Is ...
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Multiple applications quit unexpectedly (Chrome, Evernote, Pages, etc)

My OSX 10.8 works fine until today. Multiple applications quit unexpectedly, including Chrome, Evernote, Pages. It can't be fix even if I reopen or reinstall these apps. I've conducted software ...
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How to disable command-Q for Quit?

Command-Q is the worst keyboard shortcut ever: processes are started/stopped automatically these days, so "Quit" in many cases just means "destroy my current work session". With my keyboard layout, ...
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Safari Unexpectedly Quits on Launch

So I brought my 3.2 Ghz Intel Core i3 imac with 4 GB Ram in for a hard drive recall. They ended up replacing the 1TB HD with a new one, as well as the logic board (no explaination given for the board ...
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Why is Quit disabled in Mail.app?

Recently, when I try to quit Mail, the Quit menu option is actually disabled and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work (it "beeps" just like when you try to do anything that isn't permitted). Screenshot ...
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Is there something stronger than “Force Quit”?

I have an app that won't die: it's gone from the dock, but the window remains (with a beachball, if I mouse over it). It's using no CPU, but I want it to go away. Is there something stronger than ...
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How do I create an AppleScript that will quit an application at a specific time and then put the computer to sleep?

I've been toying around with AppleScript and Automator to get this thing to work, but I just can't seem wrap my head around it. If anyone could show me an example or give me some tips on how I can set ...
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Keyboard Viewer via keyboard shortcut wont actually quit after closing it

I managed to add a shortcut for keyboard viewer via BetterTouchTool. However, once I run Keyboard Viewer and close via the red X button, I cannot re-open it again via a shortcut. So I checked activity ...
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What does Force Quit do in OS X?

How does the GUI interface for force quitting applications (⌘+⌥+esc) work? e.g. Does it work like killall Finder which would send a TERM signal by default?
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What does Mail do when you try to quit it?

For some reason, Mail takes significantly longer than most of my other apps to quit. It might become unresponsive for a period of time after I hit [command]+[q] before it actually quits. What is ...
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Is “Quit others” possible?

If one holds down Option and Control whilst clicking an icon in the Dock, the resulting menu contains a Hide Others command, such that only the clicked application is visible on screen. This is ...
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How can I prevent accidentally quitting an application?

I use Adium, but if I set a "Quit Confirmation" in the advanced preferences, it cancels log out. If I don't, it is way too easy to quit it, since it gets focused between apps sometimes. Is there any ...