escapepod
escapepod 1.0d3
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Force quit front app with faster key command.   Free
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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
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later






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St00pid-M0nk3y reviewed on 12 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 1.0d3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Aug 2004
fquit front app doesnt work, just makes a rocket firing sound.
is there update for it or bugfix?
[Version 1.0d3]

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Chris Habig replied on 09 Jan 2005
Make sure you not typing command-alt-delete. The correct keys are control-alt-delete.
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Palmharbor replied on 01 Jul 2010
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 reviewed on 13 May 2004
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.
[Version 1.0d3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Nov 2003
seems to have disabled to the go-to-sleep energy saving on my 12PB; perhaps because it's already present in the memory?
[Version 1.0d3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2003
so far it works great, thank you.
[Version 1.0d3]


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Downloads:3,144
Version Downloads:1,946
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:02 Nov 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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, too).


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