How to stop VM?

In an earlier thread:

However, virtual box keep saying that my “local-by-flywheel” VM is running after I stopped all sites and quit Local.


  • I see that we can restart the VM under “help” menu. Is there any button from the GUI to stop the VM?
  • Have I done anything wrong that make Local keep the VM running?

My setup:

  • macOS 10.13 (17A365)
  • VirtualBox 5.1.28 r117968 (Qt5.6.2)
  • Local 2.0.8


For those who having the same issue, I am using this command to stop the VM:

$ "/Applications/Local by" stop local-by-flywheel

Stopping "local-by-flywheel"...
Machine "local-by-flywheel" was stopped.

You could open up Virtual box & close the running VM from there.
i would expect that if all site are down, the VM would be stopped too.

Hey @anon31134480 & @MarkC,

This should be resolved in the next update.

Sorry for the trouble!