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Free utility prevents you from accidentally closing apps on Mac

I love my Mac. And, although the keyboard layout is different (since it comes in the American standard), today I am totally used to its layout.

One small thing, however, sometimes makes my heart ache: do you know when you're typing or messing with something in an app and accidentally press the Q keys? In the blink of an eye, the application you were in disappears, turns to dust, and all you can do is regret the great efficiency of the ?shut down? feature on the Mac.

"Breathe", which I need to say to myself.

Thankfully, many applications now automatically save progress, which prevents you from losing a lot of information; but it is not everyone who works like this. So, if you accidentally touch that keyboard shortcut, all your unsaved progress goes downhill, you need to run the app again and everything.

To solve this ?problem?, it is possible that you simply get rid of the shortcut completely when reconfiguring it. However, as he is useful in many other situations, you may not want to do this, but you still feel uncomfortable and are afraid of accidentally pressing the keys again.

If you want to get rid of these abrupt and accidental closings for good, but without getting rid of the shortcut, here's a super cool tip: the app Slow Quit Apps. In fact, I don't even know if we can actually call it ?app?, as it just adds a single function to your Mac, which postpones it a little bit to that of the closing shortcut.

To install it, you need to access this page on GitHub and download the first (latest version). Move the file to the / Applications / folder on your Mac, run the file and it will ask if you want to leave the app as a start item (choose "Yes", of course) and that's it.

Slow Quit Apps timer

Once installed, whenever you press Q a circle appears to be filled in (as an timer see the side), counting milliseconds. The app will only be closed if the circle is completed (that is, if you keep pressing the keys).

Therefore, you no longer have to worry about pressing the shortcut accidentally, because if that happens, the counter will appear, giving you the opportunity to remove your fingers from the keys if that was not really your wish.

A very simple function, but one that can save the ?life? (or, at least, the work) of many people. I loved it!

via Lifehacker