The "Force Quit Applications" window opened spontaneously due to memory pressure.

Now I can't close the "Force Quit Applications" window itself . The "X" button doesn't close the window and it doesn't have an icon in the dock or a menu bar.

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  • Does the ⌘CMD+W work? Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 13:28
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    – Avba
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 13:42

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You can close it with ⌘ cmd+w.

There's a list of the official keyboard shortcuts on apple.com

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    Doesn't work...
    – joest
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 5:52

⌘ cmdW was not working for me either.

I had luck by opening the "normal" Force Quit window from Apple menu  > Force Quit…, which replaced the out-of-memory Force Quit window. I was then able to close it normally with the X button.


cmd + w didn't work at first step.

Than I force closed all "paused" applications one by one, after that cmd + w worked.

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