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

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sophie8, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. sophie8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    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!
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    To get info for multiple items in one window press:
    Command , Option , I
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Hold down 'option-command-W' to close all windows in the Finder.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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. ;)
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    and if you want the Total size of selected files use command control i
  6. sophie8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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