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Windows 7: Hotkey for closing taskbar items?

21 Dec 2009   #1
mooseman99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Hotkey for closing taskbar items?

Hey,
Quick question:
Does anyone know if there is a hotkey to close an item on the taskbar?
I know you can open them with Windows key+ 1,2,3,etc

But for example if I am watching a video in firefox (current window) and want to exit my music player(songbird, minimized in the background) So i can hear the video, is there a hotkey where i can simply press some key combination and select its number on the taskbar?

Thanks


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21 Dec 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I may be missing your question entirely, but if you have the program on your taskbar, right click and choose 'close window'.
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21 Dec 2009   #3
mooseman99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah that works but i would rather have a hotkey
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21 Dec 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for replying back ... you may have to Google (search) the 'hot key' for what you want to do.
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21 Dec 2009   #5
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

How about Alt+F4 ? that closes the window you're viewing, and if you wanna close all windows, just hold down the keys.

And if that's too many keys, you can use macros to remap those 2 keys to 1 key. LoL.
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21 Dec 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Alt+F4 will close whatever the program is that currently has focus if that helps.
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21 Dec 2009   #7
mooseman99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Well I'm really looking for a way to close windows in the background, not the current one.
another example would be if you have photoshop open or something and its running slowly so you want to close background programs

I guess i could just do
Win+Number-> Alt F4
but I'm lazy I guess
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21 Dec 2009   #8
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

If WIN+1 switches to the first application from the start button so that you can do Alt+F4 on that application, then your problem is easy to solve. You just need a software or hardware macro. Software macros can be had from American System, their EZMacros is the best if you can hunt it down, if you can't, let me know. Hardware macros can be had in some keyboards like the G15 from Logitech.
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22 Dec 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Here's another idea ... Vista Switcher, it works great!
http://www.ntwind.com/software/vistaswitcher.html


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