info screen and how to close all the open (100!) screens at once?

sophie8

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Jul 31, 2009
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I would like to know how I can get one single info screen from the files I have selected. For example I have been working on my music files lately and I often want to get information about the size of the selected music files or music folders. But when I select them I don't get one screen telling me how big the selected files all together are, but a screen will open for every single file or folder. So you need to calculate it by yourself in order to get the total sum. Is there a way to avoid this?

Then another thing: I can't find a function for closing all the open screens at once. Is there a way how I could close them all at once, because now I need to close them all separately. Like a couple of days ago I accidentally opened something which contains like 100 folders or more even. When I found it out, I couldn't stop it anymore and all the screens started to open. I had to close all the more than 100 screens one by one...:-(

Thanks in advance!
 

gr8tfly

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To get the summary inspector for a group of files, hold down the "opt" key while going to Finder > File. You will see "Show Inspector", instead of "Get Info". (or, right-click on one of the selected files - you'll see the same change)

If you want close multiple windows with one click, hold down the "opt" key while clicking on the window's "x" button.

edit: Other options: what they said. ;)
 

sophie8

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Jul 31, 2009
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Thanks a million! I wished I posted this question before, because would have saved me so much time! But better late than never!
 

MacbookProKid8

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Jun 19, 2019
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To get the summary inspector for a group of files, hold down the "opt" key while going to Finder > File. You will see "Show Inspector", instead of "Get Info". (or, right-click on one of the selected files - you'll see the same change)

If you want close multiple windows with one click, hold down the "opt" key while clicking on the window's "x" button.

edit: Other options: what they said. ;)
I have a similar question. Somehow I've opened about 100 desktop windows within Mission Control and the above information didn't close them. I've hit Option+CMD+I, which displays them all with an X. How do I close them all at once, instead of hitting each X one-by-one?

Thanks in advance!