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escapepod is a little application that lets you terminate the frontmost application by hitting Control-Alt-Delete, terminate the Dock by hitting Shift-Control-Alt-Delete, or do a force-logout by hitting Command-Control-Alt-Delete.

There are times that Mac OS X appears to be hung (especially in some games) when it really isn't -- just the frontmost application's GUI is wedged. The Dock also occasionally stops responding under some circumstances, which can be cured by terminating it . Additionally, when the entire GUI appears to be hung, it is safer to do a force-logout than to simply reboot your machine (and it is quicker, more...

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Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconReview+945
St00pid-M0nk3y
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This is EXACTLY the kind of app I was looking for. I hate it when OS X hangs for whatever reason. And sometimes the dock will freeze and act annoying. Now I can just restart it with simple key commands. I don't know why you said this was discontinued because "Apple added these features to OS 10.3 and later", which they didn't. My only gripe about this app is the incredibly annoying rocket sound it makes after you hit the key commands. If you could make a NEW version without the annoying sound, it would be much appreciated. The program works flawlessly though and I'm running Mac OS 10.4.7.

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Version 1.0d3
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Anonymous
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fquit front app doesnt work, just makes a rocket firing sound.
is there update for it or bugfix?

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Version 1.0d3
Chris Habig
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Make sure you not typing command-alt-delete. The correct keys are control-alt-delete.

Palmharbor
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to the programmer:

Why not write a program that quits the application when you hit the red button
in the upper left of the window, it also quits the application as well???????

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Anonymous
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To the developer, why doesn't the cntrl+alt+delete function to quit the frontmost running app work? The force logout (cntrl+alt+option+delete) works fine. Any suggestion on how to remedy this glitch? Thanks.

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Version 1.0d3
Douglas Engelbart Member IconReview+0
Douglas Engelbart
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When my PowerMac 7600 with a G3JoeCard400 had a system crash/ hangup/ freeze, it could be restartet comfortably by pressing Ctrl_Apple_Power. 6 months ago I bought my G4mdd and I was horrified because it could only be powered-down (!) if it froze in OS9 or had a kernel panic in OSX.

But now, with EscapePod installed, I don't have to "power-down" dangerously and therefore I am not scared anymore! Thank you, Ambrosia!

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Version 1.0d3
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Anonymous
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seems to have disabled to the go-to-sleep energy saving on my 12PB; perhaps because it's already present in the memory?

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Version 1.0d3
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Anonymous
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so far it works great, thank you.

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Version 1.0d3
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Downloads 3,147
Version Downloads 1,949
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 02 Nov 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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