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10.7: Quit and Close all Windows Apps
This hint shows a way to close an application AND its windows.

In Lion Command+Option+Q lets you quit an application and close all of its windows so that when you reopen the app there won't be open windows.

[crarko adds: In Snow Leopard it there are options to close all windows (generally Command+Shift+Option+W) but it's not tied into the Quit operation. I imagine since Lion re-opens all the previous windows when the application launches the new shortcut was added to prevent that.]
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10.7: Quit and Close all Windows
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Nov 09, '11 01:39:56PM
In Snow Leopard it there are options to close all windows (generally Command+Shift+Option+W)....


I don't think the Shift key is necessary.

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10.7: Quit and Close all Windows
Authored by: stepwallace on Nov 09, '11 04:39:56PM

It's worth noting that if you've used a tool like Tinker Tool to change the default settings for an Application, holding option is a toggle. If the default is "Quit and close windows" it will revert to the default "Quit and retain windows".

It's also worth pointing out that holding option while selecting "Quit" will change the option to "Quit and close all windows" for those that prefer using the mouse. (This is handy if you've changed the default on some apps and can't remember which way round the particular application is).



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