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Another way to recover from application freezes
Authored by: chabig on Jan 04, '12 10:50:16AM

Why wouldn't this work on a desktop too? Just put the machine to sleep from the Apple menu.



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Another way to recover from application freezes
Authored by: gabester on Jan 04, '12 11:08:49AM

If you have a spinning beach ball cursor due to the system begin locked up you probably can't activate the Apple menu... however it might be worth trying the "immediate force sleep" keystroke which I can never remember off the top of my head (and only need in a situation where access to my web browser has become inaccessible because I've got a spinning beach ball.)

I'm glad others here caught my obscure reference! With all this newfangled iOS touchiness and Lionized full screens, the remembering anything from old days seems quite nostalgic.



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Another way to recover from application freezes
Authored by: TechnoBob on Jan 04, '12 11:30:08AM

The "force sleep" keystroke is Option-Command-Eject, but if the Finder's the cause of the spinning beach ball, I wouldn't think it's likely to respond to the keyboard. (And yes, I had to look up the key combo at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343 .)



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