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How Do I Force Shutdown On A MacBook Air Or MacBook Pro Retina Display?


What is the keyboard shortcut to force a shutdown on a Mac without an eject key?
- Asked by Naomi B. August 3rd, 2012 (Updated: December 12th, 2014)


On a Mac without an eject key (like the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Retina Display), you can force your computer to shut down at any point by pushing Command + Control + Option + Power button. Before you resort to this, first try a force quit on a problem application by pushing Command + Option + Esc.