The following list of keyboard shortcuts will come in handy when your Mac freezes up (which as we all know isn’t that frequent of an event).

I’ve ordered this list in a “start with this one, if it doesn’t work, try the next one” manner.

  1. Quit the currently running foreground programCommand + q
  2. Open the Force Quit windowCommand + Option + Escape
  3. Force RestartCommand + Control + Power Key
  4. Force ShutdownCommand + Option + Shift + Power Key