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You Will Need
- Computer running a Mac OS
Force quit an unresponsive application by either pressing and holding down Command Option Escape, or by clicking the Apple and selecting Force Quit. Then select the application and click the Force Quit button.
Quit programs not listed in Force Quit, such as the dock, by going to the Utilities folder and opening Process Viewer. Select the process and click the Quit Process button.
Log out if the computer remains frozen despite quitting applications and processes. Click the Apple and select Log Out; and then log back on to see if the problem is fixed.
Shut down the computer if everything else fails by holding down the power button until the computer turns off.
Restart the computer by pressing the power button.
Relaunch your applications to make sure the freeze has been fixed.