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CTRL + SHIFT + ESC on the Mac?

Question by Guest | 2016-08-26 at 12:06

On Windows, you can press the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + ESC with which you can open the task manager. I remember that formerly, you could also use the key combination CTRL + ALT + ESC for that.

Meanwhile, I am using an Apple Mac for my work and I am really missing this key sequence there. I have tried to press this hotkey again and again, but nothing happens on the Mac.

What can I do? Do I need any additionally or external secondary program making some type of task manager available on Mac OS X?

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No fear, you do not need any additional application for that. On the Mac, there is the so-called "Activity Monitor" which largely corresponds to Windows' Task Manager as well as the dialog "Force Quit Applications".

You can find the Activity Monitor using your Finder under  "Applications / Utilities". The window "Force Quit Applications" can be displayed using the keyboard shortcut CMD + ALT + ESC.
2016-08-26 at 18:53

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