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El Capitan will not Quit

I seemed to have had a problem with Finder hanging, so I Restart that application. That does to help.

When I close other applications, the menu bar at the top disappears.

Attached is an image when I select Finder > Open I et this error.

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What can I do to shut my MacBook Pro down gracefully?

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Control-Option-Esc does not do anything, but I can use the menu option

Finder only has Relaunch option and I have tried this dozens of times already...

Sleep works but Log Out does not
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Finder stopped opening so I needed to use the Terminal part of your instructions. I successfully removed this file:

rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

But can not restart my computer.

Finder is dead and is blocking Trash from opening and the machine from closing.
Sorry about my error - I was going from memory. I should not do that :)

Is it feasible to force the computer off. That is what I have done any number of times on Windows computers and once on a Server when all else does not work.
I am preparing that as my last ditch effort.
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Thanks for the help. I thought I closed this hours ago but have been unable to do so with the app.

A hard restart did the trick!

I will assign points when back online
thanks
I am glad you got your machine working. Good News.