How to Escape on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking for ways to escape from certain situations? Whether it’s getting out of a frozen app, exiting a full-screen mode, or leaving a cluttered desktop, this article will guide you on how to escape on your Mac. Let’s dive in!

1. Escaping Frozen Apps

Step 1: When an app becomes unresponsive, press Command + Option + Esc simultaneously to open the “Force Quit Applications” window.

Step 2: In the “Force Quit Applications” window, select the frozen app from the list.

Step 3: Click on the “Force Quit” button at the bottom right corner of the window.

2. Exiting Full-Screen Mode

Step 1: To exit full-screen mode on most applications, press Command + Control + F.

Note: Some apps might have different keyboard shortcuts for exiting full-screen mode. You can check the menu bar for options like “Exit Full Screen” or look into the app’s documentation for specific instructions.

3. Leaving a Cluttered Desktop

Is your desktop filled with multiple windows and files? Here’s how you can escape from that mess:

a) Minimize Windows Quickly

Note:This method works for apps that support minimizing windows to the Dock.

Step 1: Move your cursor over an open window.

Step 2: Hold down the “Option” key on your keyboard.

Step 3: While holding the “Option” key, click on the yellow minimize button of the window. This will minimize all other windows except the one you clicked.

b) Use Mission Control

Mission Control allows you to view all open windows and spaces on your Mac. Here’s how you can access it:

Step 1: Press F3 or Control + Up Arrow on your keyboard.

Step 2: In Mission Control, you can see a bird’s-eye view of all your windows and spaces. Click on any window or space to bring it to the front and escape from a cluttered desktop.


Escaping on a Mac doesn’t have to be complicated. With these tips, you can easily exit frozen apps, full-screen mode, and declutter your desktop.

Remember to use the appropriate keyboard shortcuts and options for each situation. Happy escaping!

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