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Panic... Simulate a kernel panic. Press Command-Q to exit and commmand-comma to change the animation time.

You can change keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences. The menu items are "Quit Panic" and "Panic Preferences".

There is also a Blue Screen of Death mode.

There is a known issue in which command-Q may not quit the application. If this happens, press the Exposé key on your keyboard and select another application. Then quit Panic from the Dock.

Panic by Benjamin Dobson is licensed under a more...

What's New

Version 2.0.1:
  • Adds "Panic Again" button so you can test your prefences.
  • Adds Blue Screen of Death mode.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later, sense of humor.

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Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva

Needs a "GURU MEDITATION" mode.

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Version 2.0.1
cyann Member IconComment+73

Tellement NASE…, et ça vous fais marrer!!!
Que de temps perdu, c'est consternant.

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Version 2.0.1
nostrodumbass Member IconReview+72

A great big hoot. I can't stop laughing.Great fun.... I guess we can all agree to that except,perhaps for the chronically constipated Notafool, below

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Version 2.0.1
bruseth Member IconReview+203

Just a fun, cute thing. No harm done. I filed it under my ‘Fun_Stuff' folder. ‘Cause that's what it is. Thanks for this.

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Version 2.0

Ideal for when you can sneak into a workmates office on the evening of March 31st!


WOW BRUSETH after looking through your rating history you either have a lot of accounts or a ton of friends +1ing you. ;)

You have +7 for some of the most inane posts.

Just saying. ;)

MisterLister Member IconComment+20

Exactly what I was looking for, tyvm!

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Version 2.0
Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
Legal Eagle

The moron that developed this application should now devote his skills and energy to creating a simulated or virtual brain for himself, as he plainly has not got a functioning real one. This application IMHO is every bit as nasty and evil as viruses, trojans, spyware and other malware. To even THINK of posting an application such as this to MacUpdate only serves to establish just what an evil, brainless idiot the developer must be. Shame on him Shame !

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Version 2.0

This is a form of security software. No one wants to touch a computer with a blue screen of death on it. ;)

rampancy Member IconComment+127

I guess April 1st came a little early?

I can see this being a great (albeit nasty) prank app. Loaded it up into your unsuspecting victim's login items. Watch hilarity ensue as your victim goes apoplectic over his/her Mac going nuts. (It'd likely eventually cause some serious corruption on their hard drive as they repeatedly force their Mac through hard reboot after hard reboot.)

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Version 1.0
Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva

Well, if it was a screen saver that might be amusing...

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Version 1.0
Benjamin Dobson (Developer)

I don't plan to create a screensaver, but there's one here.

Bugsman (I zap germs) Member IconComment+51
Bugsman (I zap germs)


Great, the script kiddies have arrived. LOL - not.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 7,198
Version Downloads 4,981
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 10 Nov 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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