Close a program on clicking red cross

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GuillaumeB, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

    GuillaumeB

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    #1
    is there a tweak or a third party add-on that would change the behavior of the redcross. i would like the running software on Mac OS X to completely shut down when i click on the red circle of the top bar ?

    Ben on Mac OS X for a year and a half but can get used to that behavior
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    Not that there isn't one, but I haven't heard of it. Best to close app all the way click on its name in the bar, and click exit.

    The only thing the red X or red dot closes completely, is Systems Preferences

    Edit - There is always the option of with the program open, click Command Q and it will close the fore front program. I tend to use this method more than anything else.
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    #3
    I agree.

    The Command+Q key combo is probably the easiest and quickest way to completely shutdown an app.

    I use Command+tab to see all my open apps, then holding down the command key and repeatedly hitting the tab key I can move to the apps I want to completely quit out of and then while still holding the command key i hit the 'Q' key to quit that app.

    Best,

    Brian
     
  4. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    The Mac behaviour drove me nuts too after coming from WinXP!

    After I learned the most importand Mac shortcuts, this is not an issue anymore (I am a shortcut guy anyway and prefer a direct access to a function by using a globally assigned shortcut).

    I use command + Q and command + W alot!
     

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