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Have you ever wished you could clean up your Finder workspace without closing the frontmost window? I often end up closing much of the clutter manually, but I just discovered a trick that lets me do it fairly easily:
  1. In the window you want to keep, press Command-Shift-G to produce a "Go to Folder" sheet.
  2. Press Command-Option-W to close all windows.
Result: The Go to Folder sheet prevents the window it's attached to from closing, but all the other close as expected.

[kirkmc adds: Nice hint! However, note that this only works when you close all windows from the keyboard; if you hold down the Option key and click the Close button in any of the Finder windows, this closes the window with the Go to Folder sheet as well.]
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Close all Finder windows but one...
Authored by: PopMcGee on May 05, '06 09:05:32AM

Nice find, but this sounds more like a bug. Don't count on this one still working in 10.5 :-)



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Close all Finder windows but one...
Authored by: albertoricart on May 05, '06 02:25:19PM

Not a bug. It has a sheet on it, so it doesn't dismiss. The option close is more likely the the bug.



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Close all Finder windows but one...
Authored by: GlowingApple on May 05, '06 10:42:14AM

Been waiting for a hint like this for a long time. Even though it may be a bug it'll be used heavily until it's fixed. Thanks for sharing!

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Jayson --When Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" tell them "Apple."



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Finder Window Manager
Authored by: jonn8n on May 05, '06 11:28:26AM
Finder Window Manager (recently updated to a Universal Binary) includes this functionality and more. You can close or collapse all windows but the front, stack & tile windows, use Window Sets and much more.

Jon

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Finder Window Manager
Authored by: Anonymous on May 06, '06 11:12:28AM
I was wondering, sir, if you might do me a favor. Could you please mention Finder Window Manager in more threads? I'm simply not reading about it enough times with the approximately five quintillion times you currently mention it. Thanks very much!

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Finder Window Manager
Authored by: Zo-1 on May 06, '06 03:27:03PM

I checked - and he's right. Five quintillion is about 4.99 quintillion too many mentions. Besides, it's one of those tools I'd love to use but it's got waaay too much going on.



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Close all Finder windows but one...
Authored by: IHaveABugInMyEye on May 05, '06 01:55:26PM
just in case this bug gets fixed here's a quick applescript to do the same thing.

tell application "Finder"
	repeat while window 2 exists
		close window 2
	end repeat
end tell
Save it as an app and drag it to you finder tool bar.
It will close all but the frontmost finder window.

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Close all Finder windows but one...
Authored by: R031E5 on May 06, '06 07:21:48PM
You can also execute this applescript
tell application "finder"
    repeat while (finder window where frontmost is true) exists
        close window 2
    end repeat
end tell


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