Opened all files in a folder accidently, how to stop this process?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by shankar2, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

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    So I accidently did a select all in a folder full of 100s of files, and then double clicked on the selected files!

    This launched all the files in a fast sequence!

    My question is how to do I stop this process in the finder? I tried force quit finder but it didn't stop the files from opening!

    What's the solution so it doesn't happen again? :-(
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #2
    In the old days you could use command-. To stop processes, but I don't know if they have removed it in macOS.
     
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    You might not be able to stop the process, but it's easy to close all. Hold Option key when clicking on the red close button. It will close all windows.
     
  4. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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  5. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    My guess is that you "selected all" or had multiple files / folders selected when you opened one of the files - as long as only one file is selected it should not happen again?
     

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