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ForceShutdown allows you to force reboot and shutdown actions from the menu bar.Have you ever been forced to reboot your computer via terminal? You don't have to do that anymore. Just add ForceShutdown to your startup and you'll be able to force reboot and force shutdown your computer from drop-down menu. For security reason it always ask for a current logged user password (it's not kept anywhere).

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Version 1.0:
  • Initial release


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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chrispiela.co.uk4930 Member IconReview+0

Must-have app!
Does the job when the damn thing is freezing for no reason.
My MacBook has completely lost the plot on multiple levels and with this app all problems were sorted in one go.
Thanks Mr Tom (Panełe)

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Version 1.0
Springheelmac Member IconComment+96

Just tried it out so I could paste it to my dock for emergencies and it didn't show up. It didn't do anything after opening, no bouncing icon in the dock, nothing. I tried using it on a Mid 2010 17" MacBook Pro running 10.9 Mavericks.

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Version 1.0

There won't be an icon in dock. It's a menu bar application. You should have an icon there.


So far nothing, but I'll try it again after rebooting and conducting some maintenance. Perhaps something's out of whack.

Tom Brek (Developer)

You should have something like this:


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Version 1.0
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Downloads 181
Version Downloads 181
License Free
Date 20 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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