Are you fearful? Are you ticked off? Do beads of perspiration drip from your forehead? Or, do you simply reach for the Mac’s Kill Switch?
My Mac hasn’t crashed or hung up in years, but every now and again a Mac app decides to kick the bucket, buy the farm, die with boots on, bite the dust, push up daisies. Most of the time the only warning is the Mac spinning beach ball of death.
Click The Kill Switch To Kill The Beachball
There are plenty of ways to kill wayward Mac apps that have decided to venture into a parallel universe and stop responding to your pleas to be more loyal.
Click the Apple menu in the Menubar, then select Force Quit, then select the offending and adventurous recalcitrant Mac app, and zap it closed.
Or, use Kill Switch, which adds a few nifty neato options and is easier to reach. Not only does Kill Switch kill by force quitting an app, it will also give you the option to simply quit an app that hasn’t gone wonky.
That means you have an option to quit a bunch of open apps without bothering to find out where they are on your Mac’s screen. Click Kill Switch, select the apps, click the Quit button.
Wait a minute! Menubar? If you’re like me then you already have twenty eleven little apps cluttering up the Mac’s Menubar.
Have no fear, dear owner of wayward Mac apps, Kill Switch is also a floating window app which parks nicely wherever you want it.
Kill Switch isn’t much more than a more elegant, useful way to kill an app that’s forcing you to view the spinning beach ball of death.
But it also has extra value by giving you an option to simply quit an app or any app with a click from a single location.
Of course, for the few dollars you’ll pay for Kill Switch you’ll get a little more.
How about keyboard shortcuts so you don’t have to use the Mac’s mouse or trackpad to get started on your way to annihilating wayward apps?
Yep, it does that, too. And, not only does it list all your Mac’s running apps, it’ll even list all user processes into a separate section so you can go crazy killing of stuff even when you don’t know what it’s doing.