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How Do I Restart A Frozen Mac?


When my Mac freezes I just unplug it. Is there an easier way to restart a frozen Mac?
- Asked by Sophie H. February 22nd, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


If your Mac freezes, first try to Force Quit the problematic application by pushing Command-Option-Escape. If that doesn't help, trying holding down the Power Key to turn off your computer. You can also push Command-Control-Power Key to restart.