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Hotkey Shortcut to Shut Down Any Apple Mac Computer

Geek Tip: Use a Keyboard Shortcut to Shut Down Your Mac

Learning useful hotkeys makes my heart swell, as do any efficient shortcuts (I say it once a week to somebody: if you're not using Quicksilver, you're wasting your own time).

Here's two keyboard shortcuts to expedite shutdown for any Apple computer:

  • To shut down, press Control + Command (Apple) + Option and Eject for shut down.
  • Alternatively, Control + Command + Eject restarts your computer.


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ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
yeah im one for the power button
mouldy mouldy 8 years
erm, shortcuts? really? i love shortcuts, really. BUT.... you can just press the power button and it'll give you options to shut down, restart or sleep.
weffie weffie 8 years
haha that's what i was thinking... i'm more of a mouse-y person i guess. to me, opening apps with quicksilver also takes longer than just keeping my app folder as a stack in the dock.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I don't know that four buttons is faster than clicking the Apple menu > shutdown. To each their own, though!
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