Restart Button On Mac

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The iMac does not have a reset button. Instead, you can try doing a SMC reset. See If it does not work, take the iMac to an Apple Store or reseller. See more results.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) and later and MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) and later feature the Touch Bar, which changes automatically based on the application that you're using to show you relevant, familiar tools and controls. On some models, the Esc button appears on the left side of the Touch Bar, in the same place the physical Esc key appears on traditional keyboards.

  • Restart your Intel-based Mac in Safe Mode. Press the Power button for seconds to force shut it down. Wait about 10 seconds. Press the Power button to restart your Mac and immediately press & hold the Shift key. Release the Shift key when you see the login screen. Restart your Mac with Apple silicon in Safe Mode.
  • Restart the computer from the Apple Menu. Create a New User AccountOpen Users & Groups preferences. Click on the lock icon and enter your Admin password when prompted. On the left under Current Userclick on the Add+ button under Login Options.
  • Here is how to force restart a Mac and what to do if your MacBook is frozen. We’ll explain how to force shutdown your Mac with the stroke of a button.

Sometimes tools in the Touch Bar temporarily cover the Esc button:

After you tap or the Done button, Esc reappears.

How to use another key as Esc

You can choose a physical key to act as Esc, temporarily or permanently:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Select Keyboard.
  3. In Keyboard preferences, click Modifier Keys.
  4. Use one of the pop-up menus to choose another key to act as Esc.

For example, if you choose Escape to the right of the Control (^) Key label, pressing Control has the same results as pressing Esc: it closes menus that are open, and pressing Control-Option-Command makes the Force Quit Applications window appear.


You can return your keyboard to its original behavior by clicking Restore Defaults.

How to force apps to quit using Esc alternatives

You might not be able to use the Esc button in the Touch Bar if the app you're using becomes unresponsive.

If you need to use Esc to force an app to close, you can switch to another app and try Option-Command-Escape. You can also choose Apple menu > Force Quit.

If that doesn't work, or if your Touch Bar doesn't respond in any app, restart your Mac. Choose Apple menu > Restart or, if your Mac isn't responding, press and hold Touch ID (power button) until your Mac turns off.

Using Esc in Windows

When you use Boot Camp to run Windows 10 on your Mac, Esc is in the same place on the Touch Bar as it is when you're using macOS.

After Installing, Loop Restarting

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Restart Button Mac Keyboard

You can also access Esc through the Windows on-screen keyboard. From the Windows menu, select the Windows Ease of Access menu item. Then select On-Screen Keyboard.