I have an app that would fail once in a while, and I need to restart it if it doesn't works as expected.

I can use Spotlight to start it after closing it. But how do I close it quickly using something as efficient as Spotlight?


If the application is active You can press ⌘ CMD+Q to quit the app. If You want to force quit this app - press ⌘ CMD+⇧ Shift+⌥ Option+⎋ Esc.

If the app is currently not active hold down ⌘ CMD and navigate to Your app with ⇥ TAB, then without releasing the ⌘ CMD press Q.

  • Force quit is Cmd Option Esc. There's no Shift. – Allan May 4 '16 at 13:17
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    @Allan when you press shift then there will be no Dialog to choose the app, but current application is Force Quitted. – Mateusz Szlosek May 4 '16 at 13:19
  • I stand corrected. I – Allan May 4 '16 at 13:24
  • Not all application can be selected with cmd + tab. – Satoru.Logic May 4 '16 at 13:38

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