I have a Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.4, and I am trying to either to restart or shutdown this Mac.
But it will say the app VLC Player is running, but if I right click the VLC icon at the dock and choose Force Quit, nothing happens. (the neon light under the icon is not lighted up by the way, so doesn't look like the app is running).
If I press Command Option ESC, and choose Force Quit for VLC, nothing happens, and restarting the Macbook still says I need to Force Quit the app VLC.
In Activity Monitor I don't see a VLC app running either.
If I open up the Terminal app and use
ps aux | grep -i vlc then nothing show up except for this
grep command line.
So how do I restart or shutdown this Macbook when I need to Force Quit an app but Force Quit doesn't work? I don't want to do those extreme things such as pressing the power button for 5 seconds or Command CTRL SHIFT PowerButton (or something like that) which is like to yank the power cord if it is a desktop.