Closing Programs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by trev, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I don't really like how a program remains open after I close all windows of that program. i.e. if I close all my safari windows, the blue light is still shown on the dock, etc. Is there a program out there that will close the program after all windows are closed instead of hitting cmd+q every time? thanks!

    Trevor
     
  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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  3. mikelcroft macrumors regular

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    Hmm.

    I'm used to closing programs through the dock myself, so this hasn't been a problem.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    is there a need to actually close the app totally?

    the way the OS handles apps is very different than XP.
    having all windows closed and the app still effectively open isn't going to hurt performance wise, unless its one of the few apps that run things with no windows open.

    or command+q
     
  5. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    i cant live without command q

    if you close the iphone window, it the app closes, same thing with imovie, thats if you have ilife 08

    there are others
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats part of the design. single window apps close when the window is closed. multiple windowed apps do not.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When I first switched, this was one of the big things that annoyed me - why wouldnt the app close after I closed all the windows? I gave it a bit of time and now I just leave several apps running, esp. Safari and Dreamweaver, as I will always go back to those apps and not having to wait for them to relaunch is a real time saver.
     
  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    another hard thing to get used to is intalling programs, disk images was something i needed to get used to
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes that too, but when you think about it - it makes sense. Now if only developers would stop placing files in random places when using an installer and then not providing an uninstaller.
     
  11. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Not all of them... iSync doesn't, and neither does AppZapper
     
  12. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    iSync quits when i close the window for me
     
  13. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    command + Q = awesome seriously coming from windows I had never heard of alt + f4 to close a window so I found command + Q to be soooooooooo awesome it's so much more convinient its like " hey app I'm done with you... what?! what?! hit x no I'm to good for that" I love it!
     
  14. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Enthusiastic much? somebody loves quitting apps
     
  15. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    damn straight! :D
     
  16. mavis macrumors 68040

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    You can also use something like SteerMouse to map CMD+Q to a button on your mouse. I use the thumbwheel on my MX Revolution for that purpose (although I have app-specific bindings for that button set up too) ... :)
     
  17. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    HUh, it just did for me too... what was I thinking of then?
     
  18. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I don't use App Zapper and it's not part of the OS so I can't speak for it but ditto for me, iSync quits when hitting the close button as it's a single windowed app.
     

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