How to close applications on Mac


One of the differences that is most difficult to understand when going from a Windows computer to a Mac is that the closing of the applications does not work the same: in Windows, closing a window by clicking on the small cross in a corner also closes the application. On Mac, only the window is closed, but the program continues to work. How to make it really close? In we tell you how to close applications on Mac.

How to close applications on Mac

Step 1:

The fastest and easiest way to close an application on Mac is, when we are in it (make sure that in the status bar at the top of the screen is the program you want to close and not another), press the following shortcut keyboard: cmd + Q

Step 2

Another way to close an application on Mac is going to the Dock (the bottom bar, where all icons are important and open applications) and click the right button of the mouse on the program icon you want to close.

Step 3

A drop-down menu with several options will open. Click on the last “Exit”.

Step 4

If what you want to close is an application that does not respond, repeat step 2. In the drop-down menu you will see an option that is ” Force exit “. Click and the program will close.

Step 5

It does not close the applications, you can use it every time you want to close a window but not an application on the Mac, instead of minimizing the window(which will only occupy an unnecessary space in the dock). A light below the icons in the dock shows you which applications are open: you will see that when you close a window, the light does not turn off. To return to that window, all you have to do is click on the icon in the dock.

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