Close all windows in Safari?

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  1. tacomahunter macrumors regular

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    It his a way to close all the open windows with one move instead of having to X out of all of them? I have seated and had no luck.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Probably not, since there's no real reason to do this.

    But, if you start Xing from the bottom up, you can just tap each X pretty quickly and have them all closed in about 4 seconds.
     
  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I took a look and sure enough I would have to click nine little x's to get rid of them all. I don't think this is such a big deal, though.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Just force quit Safari?
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    iPad.
     
  7. d1975 macrumors newbie

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  8. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    ipad doesn't have IE. so yes
     
  9. Doju macrumors 68000

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    For browsers, incredibly. It's not even a competition. IE is the most pathetic piece of software ever, and it comes from the company with the most resources to make the best browser. Microsoft is almost insulting with the horrid quality release after release after release.

    But this is an iPad forum. Safari or nothing. (Well, Safari or little Safari-wanna-bes slightly skinned.)
     
  10. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I wish Safari had a button on the toolbar that would close the current window and revert back to the previous window displayed. I find myself constantly doing this.
     
  11. NuMystic macrumors member

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    Command+Option+W will close all windows.

    Know this is an old thread but it comes up in Google if you search for "close all windows safari" so I wanted to share this for anyone else that stumbles across it.
     
  12. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    On the subject of "stumbling"... this is an ipad forum.
     
  13. NuMystic macrumors member

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    Ha. Indeed.

    Force quitting then as suggested up thread. (double press home button and swipe up in iOS 7 or hold to wiggle and x in earlier)
     
  14. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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  15. OriginalClone macrumors regular

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    Start a private browsing session then close all when it prompts. Exit private browsing after all tabs are closed.
     
  16. splessala macrumors newbie

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    Yep. Press and hold the show all windows icon at the bottom right and choose close all.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think this was around in the days that this thread is from.
     
  18. splessala macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. So now that people like me who stumble on this post looking for answers will find it updated.
     
  19. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, thank you!! Haha I had no idea this was there and I was building up to an obscene amount of open tabs on my iPad because closing them all was getting to be more and more of a chore. This is awesome. It's the little things! :)
     

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