Force-quit a stuck app, from the keyboard

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Force-quit a stuck app by pressing ⌘-Option-Shift-Escape. Try it once and see. You have to hold the keys down for a few seconds but it will work eventually, pulling the plug on the app you’re using. This is not the way you want to quit ordinarily, but sometimes things get stuck. ⌘-Option-Shift-Escape is a great way to ditch the app that’s stuck.

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