Close apps instead of minimizing them?

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  1. HyperX13 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that iPhoto and iMovie are setup so when I click on the red button to close the app it actually exits the entire program. Is there a global setting that I can turn on so I can do this in any app? I actually like this a lot more than keeping the programs running.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No. Command + Q quits out of almost every program, though.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Typically in applications that only work with one window, closing the window closes the application

    If an application can use multiple windows, closing the last window does not close the application, it leaves it running in the background

    That is not a hard and fast rule, but it works that way in general
     
  4. HyperX13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. But interesting thing, old version of iPhoto did not close when I hit that. Only the latest does... so I wonder if a lot of Windows switchers would complain to Apple about it. Either way, I am cool with it. Just interesting.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Not really, as Mac OS X is document based.

    iPhoto has only one document, in this regard the one window you see.
    System Preferences, Disk Utility and some other software is the same.

    Thus by clicking the red circle, the application is closed.

    Safari, Pages, Motion, OmniWeb are able to open many documents inside the application itself, thus clicking the red circle closes only the document (sometimes with tabs in it), it does neither minimize nor quit the application.

    You can use CMD+Q to quit applications quickly.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Clicking the red button only closes apps that operate with a single window, such as System Preferences, Dictionary, Photo Booth, iPhoto, etc. With apps that support multiple windows, such as MS Office apps, Mail, Safari, etc., clicking the red button only closes that window, but allows the app to keep running, in case other windows are open, or in case you want to open another window.

    (that's what I get for pausing during post composition to get another cup of coffee! :D )
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    A lot of Windows switchers do complain about it. :(

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=293779
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-622811.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-439835.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-365331.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=434922
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-739383.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=229573
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Windows switchers complain about a lot of things...

    No cut/paste in finder
    Inability to resize windows from anywhere but the bottom right corner
    Inability to delete select files from the trash
    ___________ (fill in the blank)

    Oh well
     
  9. HyperX13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it just takes a while to get used to things I guess. I switched about 4 or 5 years ago, and I initially had some issues with the cut and paste, but I just can't believe how great OSX runs with only 2 gigs of ram, or how easy it is to restore entire OS is disk fails using TM, and so many other things.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, I really miss cleaning the Registry, burning up 30% of my system resources on AntiVirus protection, the BSOD, frequent reboots to free memory, defragging, the complex app installation/removal procedures..... ahhh, those were the good ol' days! :D
     
  11. HyperX13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I booted up my HP with Windows 7 on it yesterday. I remembered how it boots in 30 seconds, impressive. Well yesterday it took about 4 mins. No reason at all, nothing funky in logs. I rebooted again, and it was 2 mins. How the hell can a computer be so inconsistent, and then I remembered it was Microsoft driven. It's just like my Microsoft OS driven Avic 900bt gps system in my car. It works great 30% of the time. LOL.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    There are ways to do the first and third of your list. I hadn't heard about the 2nd bitch.
     

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