I accidentally opened about 100 some folders, how to close them all at once?

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  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I was working with copying/pasting and don't know what I did but I had about 100 some folders selected and all of the sudden they all just started opening.

    Now instead of clicking on each little folder window to close it, I thought there might be an easy way to just close them all.

    Ideas?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Hold the OPTION key and click close on one.

    Voila!
     
  3. capacity macrumors member

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    Or if you're more the keyboard type of guy/gal, hit command-option-w.
     
  4. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    id simply hit the power button :) oh and save your work first
     
  5. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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  6. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did reboot and all of the files opened back up when it was restarted. I will try the keyboard shortcut next time.
     
  7. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    thats why you should force it off using the power button
     
  8. jungeliest macrumors member

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    Didn't know that!

    I would killall the Finder! lol
     
  9. iShater macrumors 604

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    :eek:

    I can't tell if y'all are kidding or not. :p
     
  10. gri macrumors 6502a

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    Just LOL - did you make at least a screenshot, should look cool...
     
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  12. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    the mac was just being helpful and saving you the trouble of opening them up again haha
     
  13. vant macrumors 65816

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    Don't reboot your computer and don't force shut it off. Thats an ignorant way of solving things. All the above keyboard shortcut choices are good.
     
  14. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Rofl yeah that's what I was thinking. Good job to the guy who suggested that awesome hotkey.
     
  15. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    No, the IGNORANT way of solving it would be to leave it on and put it in a sink full of water until it shuts itself off.

    It may not be up to your haughty standards, but a force-power cycle WOULD work. . and it won't damage anything (except possibly unsaved work)
     
  16. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Heh, I force power off my Mac whenever it takes too long to shut down and I need to get going. I own the machine, not the other way around :D
     
  17. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    That's why there's a thing called "Sleep"... :p
     
  18. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    it's an apple mac. it owns you. it allows you to imagine different but it's a fact. it owns you. you gave up your freedom the day you turned it on.:cool:
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    God that's some terrible advice. None of those options should be considered for any problem, except in very rare circumstances.
     
  20. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    It's not advice, but it's a machine. It doesn't need to be coddled lol I have no qualms about doing with a windows machine either. Worst case scenario is it's writing something to the hard drive when it gets powered off and you end up with corrupted files. I have backups so I'm covered though I've never had to use them.

    It's just a machine, made by man. Don't be afraid of it :D
     
  21. kickFlip macrumors member

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    Thank-you, iShater, for being one of the very few on the internets that actually spells "voilà" correctly.

    So many people use "walla" or "wallah", which is not a word in any language that I know of. :D
     
  22. iShater macrumors 604

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    That's cause I stopped spelling it Viola! ;)
     
  23. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Don't reboot. Take your Mac into a quite wooded area and plug it with high caliber bullets and bury it. Buy a new Mac.
     
  24. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Except in a little ol' town in the state of Washington, where it's usually said twice in quick succession... :D
     

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