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Ctrl Alt Delete is the ultimate fallback application for when things go awry. With a familiar hotkey combination that has saved billions of computer users around the world, Ctrl Alt Delete offers a quick fix for many computer troubles.
  • Did an app freeze up and stop responding?
  • Do you need to quickly see a list of all running programs?
  • Do you need to sign out, restart, sleep, or shutdown your computer with a delay that you specify?
Ctrl Alt Delete packs a streamlined list of features to make your computing experience easier and more productive.
  • Menubar applet that doesn't clutter more...

What's New

Version 1.0.4:
  • Fixed an OS X 10.6 start-up bug

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Bruced Member IconReview+4
Bruced
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Not compatible with OS 10.9

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Version 1.0.4
Frank-O'Connor Member IconReview+142
Frank-O'Connor
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Your mileage may vary, but this puppy appeared to be the cause of a huge number of kernel panics and app instability under maverick (Mac OS 10.9) Even when it wasn't causing same it monopolised an inordinate amount of CPU time and added to the processing overheads. When I removed it, I got some degree of stability in Maverick.
That said ... it did work fine in earlier versions of MacOS X.

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Version 1.0.4
Bruced
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Have the same issue - 80% processor hogging, non-responsive, fans going ape (pun intended!) - Force quit and everything returns to normal.

cmotdibbler Member IconReview+33
cmotdibbler
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Seems useful for a switcher or people who live in both worlds. Uses 38 megs of RAM on my 20010 MBP with ML which seems pretty high.

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Version 1.0.4
Jimw
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I live in both worlds at times. However when I am in Windows I think Windows, not Mac. I don't want to think Mac at that time. When I am in Mac I just want to think Mac, not Windows. It just is not that hard to keep them separated for this particular function that it needs an app to mimic Windows on a Mac in my opinion. I have enough overhead on my machine without adding this. However if it suits your needs, go for it. After all, you can't complain about the price.

Jimw Member IconComment+452
Jimw
+3

Please explain why a MAC user would be familiar with this keystroke combination! :-)

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Version 1.0.2
Dgeo
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Please explain why anyone but a WINDOWS user would be familiar with this keystroke combination! :-)

corrected :)

Frank-O'Connor Member IconReview+142
Frank-O'Connor
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Does what it says ... very well. Shows a heap more processes than the Force Quit menu item or Comman-Option-Escape, gives you a numbe rof options with respect to each process, is relatively unobtrusive and runs from the menu bar. I like it ... a lot.

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Version 1.0.2
bbw7
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Does it show more items than the natively-installed Activity Monitor, which also can quit/kill processes?

Frank-O'Connor
+0

More than Activity Monitor?

Big-time. Activity Monitor typically only shows major running apps, and apps which have 'state'. C-A-D shows all active processes ... foreground, background, daemons and others and lets you control all of them. As I said, it does what it does very well.

James-D
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Frank: Activity Monitor shows EVERY running process. If you only see the major apps, it's because you have "My Processes" selected in the top drop-down menu instead of "All Processes."

Chin Member IconReview+26
Chin
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Very usable tool indeed! It complement the "Force Quit" window nicely. I like the choice enabling me to not only "force quit" an application, but also to try to quit it the smooth way first.

Furthermore it shows much more processes than the OS supplied "Force Quit" window. Often the process I want to quit is not necessarily an application and so I can only quit it via terminal or this nice tool.

The one thing I would like to see being added: a possibility to lock the screen via Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

Thank you developer!

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Version 1.0.2
f.rol_orange.fr1926 Member IconReview+31
f.rol_orange.fr1926
+1

Hi, this app. is really amazing and great. It saved me in situations where everthing was blocked and frozen on my computer.
For me, this is a real 5 stars app, so easy to use and works so fine !
Many thanks to the developer for this wonderful tool and even free !
Brilliant !
It is amazing for me not to find reviews or ratings for this wonderfool tool, perhaps not well enough known !
F Rol (France)

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Version 1.0.1
Chimp Studios (developer)
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Hi there. Thanks for the positive review.

iPoopStore Member IconReview+134
iPoopStore
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I'm guess this developer was a winblows user. LOL

I can already to do the same thing and more using COMMAND OPTION ESCAPE

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Version 1.0.1
f.rol_orange.fr1926
+1

Hi, when COMMAND OPTION ESCAPE fails, this apps saves you.
F Rol (France)

Virtualruffy
+1

I like options and if this works well as an option that's great. I'm curious to know what commands its using that are different than the standard.

And speaking of options, I'm on a G5 at work and download to a portable hardrive and install later where needed. Since this is app store only download that stops it. I like the option to get it from a dev's website. Just saying.

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Downloads 13,890
Version Downloads 6,840
License Free
Date 28 Mar 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free