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System Pref won't quit, how to kill
Posted by: jardster
Date: June 15, 2020 03:00PM
System Preference app will not quit. Force quit doesn't work. Don't see system pref in Activity Monitor to kill it there. I know a computer restart will do it, but can't do that now.

Other ideas?



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Re: System Pref won't quit, how to kill
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 15, 2020 03:26PM
Force quit Finder, perhaps?
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Re: System Pref won't quit, how to kill
Posted by: jardster
Date: June 15, 2020 03:29PM
Tried that.

Would like to use the terminal, but tried the kill command, and dragged the system pref app into the terminal, but it said it needs to be a process or job ID.



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Re: System Pref won't quit, how to kill
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 15, 2020 03:41PM
Yeah ‘killall’ or ‘kill -9’ would be my next suggestion:

“ Using the Terminal & kill Command

If all else fails, using the command line is a surefire way to force an app or process to quit by issuing the low-level kill command. Launch the Terminal and type one of the following commands:

killall [processname]

For example, “killall Safari” would kill all instances of the Safari process. If you know the process id, which you can find with the ps or ‘ps aux’ command. Aim kill at that process specifically:

kill -9 [pid]

Force quit an app from the command line with the kill command

The kill commands will take out just about anything, and sometimes have the side effect of not honoring Versions, Window Restore, and Auto-Save, so be cautious of potential data loss.

Another option for command line users is the pkill command, which works similar to the kill command to forcibly exit and close applications and processes.”


[osxdaily.com]
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Re: System Pref won't quit, how to kill
Posted by: jardster
Date: June 15, 2020 03:49PM
Tried to restart the computer and it wouldn't because System Pref was holding it up... finally needed to reboot from the terminal, sudo reboot.


Everything seems to be working now.



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