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R Studio Quitting Session Failure on Mac

I have problems quitting R studio on Macbook Air after working tirelessly for over 12 hours and a large dataset. May I get help because my computer wont shut down now?
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Mojave has apps in a zombie state, neither launched nor quit

I'm experiencing an unusual problem that is affecting many of the apps I use on a regular basis, including (but not limited to): Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, Sublime Text 3, FileZilla, and even Apple's ...
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Can't restart Mac: Finder not responding or «not open anymore» & other culprits

First-timer here. I have been experiencing several serious-looking problems with my MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, model MacBookPro10,1: Mid 2012 Retina, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD) for a while now, the ...
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Cannot shut down computer due to app not responding

I have a 2012-ish MBP and I am using it to develop iOS apps using Xcode. This app stops responding relatively frequently, but usually I can just force quit it and open it again. However, this time I ...
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Possible consequences of forced shut down

System specs: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2,9 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 ...
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Uninstalled Application Running in Background on Mac

I own a MacBook Pro Mid - 2012, macOS High Sierra v10.13.3. I had an app, which did not close even after force quitting. I tried uninstalling the application manually, but I was unable to, as my Mac ...
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Cannot force quit an application, which is not listed in processes but wont let computer shut down

I was running a computationally intensive code from Rstudio, and it stopped responding. I used forcequit on the app, and tried to restart my computer. Although Rstudio wont show on ps -ax, mac refuses ...
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Quit if idle for X time, problem when saved script as app

I got a small script that quit app when the computer is idle for X amount of time. It works fine but if I save it as an app and start it, I can't quit it. Result is I have to force quit my script app ...
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Force quit app still listed in Force Quit Applications window

Sometimes, when I try to force quit an app after it fails to quit using command ⌘+q, it doesn't appear to work. It still shows up in the dock as if it is running, still shows the app in the list when ...
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How to quit all Finder tabs

I've configured OSX to force all Finder windows to open in tabs - because this really takes care of all the clutter. The thing is, there's a shortcut to close all Finder windows, CMD+OPTION+W - and ...
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How to force quit the “Force Quit Applications” window

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'...
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How to force quit non responsive wifi dialog

I have two non responsive wifi dialogs. They don't go away with cancel, and they don't offer the join option. They don't appear in the activity monitor. I don't know what the process is called, I ...
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Why does Preview remain active in the background?

I have noticed quite a few times that after viewing a particular image and quitting Preview manually, Preview still remains active in the background sucking up huge chunks memory/RAM. It only stops ...
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Reboot application without restarting Mac

Whenever I try to open Preview on my MacBook, the application doesn't work and I need to force quit it. I would usually restart my Mac to resolve the issue, but I have some code running on the same ...
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Force Quit Keyboard Shortcut Not Working

I have a problem where the shortcut command+option+esc does not open the force quit menu. I've tried resetting the NVRAM and the SMC, but this did not fix the issue. Also, sometimes when I reboot ...
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Want to delete app but can't force quit app through activity monitor

Downloaded the font manager FontYou, but since then the creators shut it down. I get an error message on startup from FontYou so have been trying to uninstall the app. I try to delete it in ...
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Can macOS be prevented from pausing an app when the system runs out of application memory?

I sometimes run distributed computing projects in BOINC Manager while my iMac is idle. Often, a Force Quit dialog appears displaying the message 'Your system has run out of application memory'. When ...
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How can I quit Steam on macOS 10.12 without force quitting?

Steam will not exit gracefully on macOS 10.12 Sierra. When selecting exit from the application menu or via secondary click on the app icon in the dock nothing happens. The process has to be terminated ...
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Stop El Capitan from asking to report to Apple every time I force quit an application

Every time I force quit an application from Activity Monitor, I get a pop-up saying "You have forced to quit. Click Report to see from detailed information and sent a report to Apple.". It gives me ...
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Activity Monitor lagging and requires force quit? [closed]

Activity Monitor itself, any time I open it, lags horribly and shows a spinning "beach ball." It continues to lag horribly until I right click on it in the Dock, wait several seconds for the context ...
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Cannot shutdown/restart properly, force-quit fails, wunderlisthelper does not die

Alright, I had another initial post draft written, but then I just found something: wunderlisthelper will not die... kill -9 will cause it to reopen with another pid. I keep hard killing it, and it ...
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Apps will not quit on Mac OS Sierra 2016 MacBook Pro

After getting my brand new 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS Sierra, I have noticed that apps such as Chrome, Mail, Spotify, anything really, randomly and intermittently do not shut down when I go to ...
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Pages stuck after force-quit in paused state

Today my application memory ran out and a prompt asked me to quit applications I did not require. I (force-)quit all my apps (there was no option to quit because the applications were 'paused'. While ...