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Ctrl Alt Del
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How to crash a Mountain Lion app in 8 characters

On a Mountain Lion system only, open any app that uses NSTextField (like TextEdit), and type:
File:///
 
More info:
»news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5154648
»openradar.appspot.com/13128709
»osxdaily.com/2013/02/02/bug-cras···ac-os-x/

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DoLeMiTe
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Pretty sweet, I tried it and it works like a charm!
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Mike
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Bonus - if you do it in chrome, it blows up finder too forcing a relaunch of finder or a reboot


Ctrl Alt Del
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said by Mike:

Bonus - if you do it in chrome, it blows up finder too forcing a relaunch of finder or a reboot

Extra bonus: do it in an app with auto-restore enabled (like TextEdit), and the app can get stuck in an infinite loop of crashing and restarting.

Ultra bonus: send the problematic 8 characters as an iMessage to a Mac user and it will crash their Messages app.
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Octavean
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Interesting,....

Maybe a little amusing but I'm having a hard time seeing this as a good thing in any way,.....

Its only Mountain Lion but I wish Apple would fix this,.....


Ctrl Alt Del
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Even more info: »thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/0···our-mac/
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GILXA1226
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reply to Ctrl Alt Del
I also like the fact that it seems to crash the bug reporting tool


Stacy
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Gee if I had known about this I could saved all that time I spent crashing Mountain Lion with iTunes and FireWire!