Smart code for developers

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March 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting things I learn on iPhone development that might be helpful to others out there. I’m semi-new to the mac world, so some of these things might seem trivial to you but are new to me :)

First up…

Application(s) Freezing up on you for example Xcode just stops working or the iPhone simulator. These are 4 ways you can use to kill that application.

1st Way:

  • Press CMD + Option + ESC
  • Select the application causing all the problems
  • Click “Force Quit”

2nd Way:

  • Hold down the ‘Option’ key
  • Locate the freezing application in the dock
  • Click and hold on the icon
  • The bottom option should say “Force Quit”, let go of the pointer on that option

3rd Way:

  • Open the Activity Monitor app (Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor app)
  • Under the processes, locate the freezing application and click it
  • On the top left, click “Quit Process”
  • Then click “Force Quit”

4th Way: (my favorite way because i’m a console guy)

  • Open the Terminal app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal app)
  • Type “killall *Application*” where *Application* is the exact name of the freezing app (including capitalization) and without the quotation marks
  • It should close the application immediately

Tags: iPhone · Mac · OS X Lion

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