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OS X: Avoid the 2 Minute Countdown

Are you sure that you want to shutdown your computer now? Uh, yeah… I am. Here is how to avoid the 120 seconds of delay before your system will shutdown.


I understand why OS X does this. There is just sometimes I want to shut down now… with no extra keystrokes. Here is how to avoid the extra click or delay. There are two ways to accomplish this:

1. Here is your jedi shortcut. The eject button is typically found in the right upper hand corner of the keyboard:

ctrl-option-CMD-Eject

2. If you want to just want to use the menu to shut down, just press the option key when you hit Shut Down from the Apple menu.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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