Is there a way to close all applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boesky, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2009
    Like close every window you see with one button? Without restarting/shutting down the computer.
  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    You can close every window inside an App by pressing option while you click the close button or by pressing the keyboard command Command-Option-W

    Does not close all the windows system wide but a nice tip.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I would just press cmd + tab and keep holding cmd and then press Q a bunch of times to quit all of the applications running. :)
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, Finder is an application also. So, technically, the answer to your question is yes.* But, I assume you mean all applications except Finder. The answer to that is no. I'm afraid you have to quit them one at a time.

    *It's called Shut Down!
  5. chriszzz macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2008

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