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Closing multiple windows

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by raybro, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. raybro

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    I think I'm having a senior moment. :rolleyes:

    It seems to me that once upon a time I could close all open windows with a single keyboard command. But try as I might, I simply cannot remember how it was done.

    Any advice out there... System specs are in my sig.
     
  2. Dingenium

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  3. raybro

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    I just knew when I posted the question, someone would come up with that :D :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the help. Hate those "senior"moments, but it's better than the alternative. :eek:
     
  4. raybro

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    Hi Dingenium... Tried Ctrl+F4. That closes the current browser window. I'm looking for a keyboard command that will close ALL open windows, regardless of what application they are in.

    Yeah, yeah, I know, restart. :D
     
  5. RandyG

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    Holding down the Ctrl+F4, instead of just tapping them will simulate a shut down command, which will close all open windows, but . . .

    try this freeware utility instead

    CloseAll
     
  6. LONGHAIR

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    Ctrl + W will close open windows one at a time, just keep tapping.
     
  7. raybro

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    Thanks RandyG... That little utility does exactly what I wanted. (y)

    After a session online where I was supplying help to others with HJT, I would have a number of NotePad windows open (canned responses) plus SpyWareBlaster, TK's BHO list and multiple browser windows open. When I was finished, I was having to manually close them one at a time... What a pain :mad: Can't believe an OS doesn't have something to do that built in.

    Thanks loads... :D
     
  8. RandyG

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    you're welcome;)
     
  9. LONGHAIR

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    :eek: ...............It was RandyG who had the utility you liked not me.
    No comment about the hair thing Randy :rolleyes:


    Ok so you guys edit your posts and leave mine here like a orphan........... :D
     
  10. RandyG

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    heheh . . . i edited mine after I saw that Ray had changed your name for mine!!!;):D
     
  11. LONGHAIR

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    Twisting in the breeze like the last leaf on a tree.....................
     
  12. raybro

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    I just get so excited when I find (or someone points out) a utility that makes my life easier, my mind (assuming I have one at my age) gets things (like names) all mixed up. :confused: Doesn't diminish my gratitude one iota.

    Thanks again RandyG... or LONGHAIR... or someone.. :D
     
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    CLOSEALL
    Yeah, thanks Ray err I mean LONGHAIR (*&^% I mean Randy for that great utility. It works it great.
     
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