How to close minimized safari windows from the dock?

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I have searched around a bit and can't seem to find this answer. Does anybody know how to close a minimized safari window in the dock without having to maximize the window? When I minimize the window to the dock and right click there is no close option. Does anybody know any tricks for doing this? I have tried multiple key strokes and right clicks lol!
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Why not just right click on safari and quit? Is this really bothering you that much
     
  3. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    I have different question..

    If I accidentally click open in new window and I am browsing full screen, how to close the opened window without needing to close fullscreen, find window, close window and fullscreen again?

    If I press cmd + Q it quits both.
     
  4. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    cmd + W
     
  5. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    It's actually shift + cmd + W, but thank you :)
     
  6. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You dont understand. If I right click on the safari program and click quit then that closes safari completely. I want to know how to close windows in the dock without shutting down safari and without having to go full screen on the window I want to close. On a windows OS this is possible, haven't figured it out for OSX.

    I have been using OSX for over a year now and no, it doesn't bother me. I'm just wondering if this feature exists and I didn't know it.
     
  7. hallux macrumors 68020

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    To close one tab? cmd+W works for me. If multiple windows are open, it'll close the current window if it's the last tab and leave the rest of the windows alone.
     
  8. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes this works....However I am talking about open safari windows that are minimized in the dock in the lower right hand portion of the screen.
     
  9. SchuettS, Sep 3, 2012
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    I do not think this is possible (could be wrong of course). Perhaps through some third party application but I am uncertain about OS X (plus I still use Snow Leopard so maybe there is a way in the more modern OS X builds).

    Keyboard Shortcuts execute corresponding to what is in the "foreground," in other words regular system commands are preformed normally because Finder is considered to be what you are currently working with, any application being used that is currently selected will execute that application's keyboard shortcuts. You would have to still have it selected in the Menu Bar, but I feel that kind of defeats the purpose of what you are asking.
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You can't, as far as I know. That is a very Windows-y way of doing things. And OS X doesn't seem to like Windows-y things.

    I also never use full screen, not a single webpage is optimized for it and all it does is waste precious screen real estate for other things. Full screening everything is also very "typical windows user"-ish.

    Since I've moved to OS X nearly 5 years ago, I realized that it's simply better to let safari choose it's correct size when pressing the + button than to try and have it take up the whole screen. I usually multi-task a lot so I usually have multiple windows open and stacked up and also use spaces a lot which I find much more efficient than having a bunch of tabs on the menu bar.

    A typical(during university) usage patter for me would be 3 to 5 spaces being used, each with it's purpose. Say one space for Messages, FB and iTunes. One space for the study that's being done(texts, instructions, whatever), another space for actual work (word document, MATLAB, Maple). The other two will serve for looking up things on the internet as I go along.

    Doing this in windows would be my taskbar would be filled to the brim with stuff and I'd have barely any way to know which is which with the tiny aero previews...
     
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    No, it's cmd+w.

    Shift+Cmd+W closes a file and its associated windows (whatever that means) Cmd+w closes the current window but leaves the application running. So you can use Cmd+w to close a single window or tab in safari.
     
  13. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    cmd + W closes only a tab, I wanted to close the window without needing to go back from fullscreen which is shift + cmd + W
     
  14. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    meaning a window with multiple tabs open? CMD+w closes the current active window of whatever application you are using. So it will close a finder window or a safari tab if you have multiple tabs open.
     
  15. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Alright, that might work too.
     

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