Are you looking for a quick and convenient way to turn off your Mac using just your keyboard? Look no further!
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to turn off your Mac using various keyboard shortcuts. So, let’s get started!
Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Shut Down Your Mac
If you’re in a rush and need to shut down your Mac quickly, there are a few keyboard shortcuts you can use:
Option + Command + Power Button
This is the simplest and most straightforward way to shut down your Mac. Just press the Option, Command, and Power buttons simultaneously.
A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to shut down your Mac. Press the Return/Enter key or click the Shut Down button to confirm.
Control + Option + Command + Power Button (or Control + Option + Command + Eject Key)
If you prefer using an alternative shortcut, hold down the Control, Option, Command, and Power buttons (or the Eject) key simultaneously. This will instantly initiate a shutdown without displaying any confirmation dialog.
Avoiding Accidental Shutdowns
To prevent accidental shutdowns, macOS includes a feature that requires holding down certain keys for a few seconds before initiating a shutdown:
Holding Control + Option + Command + Power Button (or Control + Option + Command + Eject Key)
If you find yourself accidentally triggering a shutdown, you can enable this feature by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts. Check the box next to “Show Shutdown Dialog..” and hold down the specified keys for a few seconds before your Mac will proceed with the shutdown.
Using Terminal to Shut Down Your Mac
If you’re comfortable using Terminal, you can also shut down your Mac using a command:
sudo shutdown -h now
To initiate a shutdown via Terminal, open the Terminal app (located in Applications/Utilities) and enter the command “sudo shutdown -h now“. You will be prompted to enter your admin password. Once entered, your Mac will begin shutting down immediately.
Now that you are familiar with different keyboard shortcuts and commands, you can easily turn off your Mac without reaching for the mouse or trackpad. Whether you prefer using keyboard shortcuts or Terminal commands, shutting down your Mac has never been easier!
Remember to use these shortcuts responsibly and avoid accidental shutdowns by enabling the additional confirmation step if necessary. Happy computing!