How to disable apps in Mac OS

You will be very frustrated if you are working on a Mac OS and an application slows down or even worse, crashes. To solve this problem, you need to perform some actions to quickly turn off that application on Macbook Pro and Macbook Air devices.


Method 1: Use keyboard shortcuts

Press the Command + Option + Esc key combination at the same time, this will open the Force Quit window to close the application.

Bấm tổ hợp Command + Option + Esc Press Command + Option + Esc

Select the application you want to disable in the Force Quit window. If a program has crashed, you'll see a Not Responding note next to the app's name.

Chọn ứng dụng muốn tắt Select the application you want to disable

Click on the name of the application you want to disable with the left mouse button and click the Force Quit button. After that, the selected application will be completely disabled.

Bấm vào nút Force Quit Click the Force Quit button

You can also quickly close a window of an active application by holding down Command + Option + Shift + Esc for three seconds.

Method 2: Use Apple's Menu icon

Click the Apple apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.

Bấm biểu tượng trái táo Click the apple icon

Select the Force Quit item and the Force Quit window used to close the application will open.

Chọn Force Quit Select Force Quit

Select the application that you want to disable. If the app has been frozen, it will have a Not Responding note next to it.

Chọn ứng dụng muốn tắt Select the application you want to disable

After selecting the application to disable, click the "Force Quit" button and the application will be disabled immediately.

Chọn nút Force Quit Select the Force Quit button

Method 3: Use the icon on the toolbar

To close an active application using the toolbar, simply point to the icon on the toolbar, right-click the icon at the same time as pressing the Option button. Then select Force Quit in the small menu that appears. This will help disable the application you selected in the toolbar.

Bấm chọn biểu tượng muốn tắt và chọn Force Quit Click on the icon you want to turn off and select Force Quit

Method 4: Use the Terminal command panel

Open the Terminal application by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner and typing in the word Terminal, then clicking the Terminal entry in the resulting table.

Mở Terminal Open Terminal

Type in the Terminal panel the word Top and then press Enter, a series of active applications on the device will appear in the table with some information.

Nhập vào chữ Top Enter the word Top

Find the program you want to close by looking for the program's name under the column titled "COMMAND".

Quan sát COMMAND Observe COMMAND

When you find the name of the program, look for the number to the left of the program name under the PID column. Keep this PID number in mind.

Ghi nhớ số PID Remember the PID number

Type in the letter "q" to exit the list of applications and return to the original window.

Nhập chữ q để quay lại cửa sổ ban đầu Type the letter q to return to the original window

Enter the command line kill XXXX. Replace XXXX with the number you saw earlier in the PID column. Example: If you tried to quit iTunes, and found iTunes has a PID number of 3703, you should type "kill 3703".

Trở lại cửa sổ Terminal Return to the Terminal window

Nhập kill 3703 Enter kill 3703

If the program doesn't work, type "sudo kill -9 XXXX", replacing XXXX with the previous PID number. The example with iTunes earlier was “sudo kill -9 3703”

Hoặc nhập sudo kill -9 3703

Or type sudo kill -9 3703

Unlike previous versions of the Mac operating system, you do not need to restart your computer after shutting down an application. You can still relaunch the app and continue working.

Ứng dụng iTunes đã bị tắt iTunes app has been disabled