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A Force Quit revelation?
Authored by: radiomurf on Mar 13, '07 09:03:09AM

The curious thing is that the keyboard shortcut listed doesn't actually work. I hadn't noticed this little tidbit prior to reading the hint, but immediately realized the advantage that it offers: a bypass around the "Force Quit" dialog.

If I understand the difference that the shift key is supposed to make here, you should be able to add shift to the good 'ol Force Quit key combination to achieve an immediate Force Quit of the frontmost app. In fact, it even displays that key combination in the Apple Menu next to the modified "Force Quit" entry. In my testing, it didn't work.

That means that I'll have to agree with Rob in saying that for the real-world, this hint is practically useless. Am I a better person for knowing that holding the shift key changes the Force Quit behavior of the Apple Menu? I'll let you know the next time I have an app hang, but if I were you I wouldn't hold my breath.

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radiomurf



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