How to force restart your Mac

We all love it when our computers don’t work as intended, don’t we?

What’s even worse than that is when we can’t even reboot them because they decided to make our lives miserable. And what’s even worse stillĀ is that you have a MacBook, so you cannot simply unplug it from the wall to have it shut down.

But did you know that you can turn off or even reboot your iMac or MacBook using only keyboard shortcuts?

Hard reset your Mac: Press Ctrl + Cmd + Power

Hard shut down your Mac: Press Ctrl + Option + Cmd + Power

Open the power management window: Press Ctrl + Power


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