How do I Minimize All Windows at Once?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 2012Tony2012, May 25, 2013.

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    2012Tony2012

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    Sometimes I have multiple apps and browsers open at the same time. I want to be able to minimize all at the same time. Is that possible with an App or Key Combo on ML?

    Thank you.:)
     
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    justperry

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    Close All windows in one App is done by the following command: Command-Option-W
    Be aware that some Apps will close after doing this.
    I am not aware of a keyboard shortcut to do this on multiple Apps at the same time, don't think there is an App which will do this.
     
  3. GGJstudios, May 25, 2013
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    GGJstudios

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    justperry

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    There was a comment in the links GGJstudios gave you

    It works without installing anything.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget "Hide Others", which is <command><alt>H
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    Absolutely yes. Will drive a "guest" user bonkers though. :D

    Hot corners are severely underrated.
     
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    Toby Ziegler

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    Five finger spread on the trackpad if you've got one. It doesn't really minimize them, but it shoots them out of the way so you have a clean desktop.
     
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    MartinJohnson

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    2 Key Combinations in a Row

    First CMD-OPT-H (hide all others), then CMD-H (hide current). This is the closest I got without third party apps. An app that could do all this on one single hotkey click would be so useful. In Windows it's WIN-D (meaning show Desktop).

    When I hit F11 (show desktop in MacOS), it moves all the windows to the sides, as if it were letting me snoop around on the desktop for a while, but only temporarily... all those windows are hanging by a thread over my head and are about to crash down on me again any second. This is not how I imagine the minimize-all operation. I wonder was it so difficult for Apple developers to implement minimize-all operation... or was it just being different from Bill at any cost.

    I respect but disagree with hot corner solutions, as they require the use of mouse/trackpad, which slows down the interaction significantly. Speed is all about moving the arrow as little as possible.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Minimise all Apps at once

    If you use the following:

    Command+Option+H+M

    This works perfectly or me.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    ^^

    I Agree to this, I Tried this today as well on my Yosemite 10.10.1 (MBA Early 2014) and it works as said:

    i.e.

    1.) CMD+OPTION(ALT)+H will hide all the Windows EXCEPT the current/active window

    2.) CMD+OPTION(ALT)+M will Minimise the current window,

    So, combining CMD+OPTION(ALT)+H+M will bring you back to the Desktop (same as WINDOWS+D in Windows OS)



    Also,

    F11 (fn+F11) will show the desktop but the difference is that It will NOT HIDE the windows and hence pressing CMD+TAB will show back the windows.

    Whereas, following CMD+TAB (after using CMD+OPTION(ALT)+H+M) will let you switch to the App (using CMD+TAB) but it wont open up (but, Stay hidden) till the time the ALT(OPTION) key is pressed before releasing the CMD Key.




    Cheers n e-peace....
     

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