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Windows 7: Exit all programs shortcut. Does it exist?

01 Apr 2010   #1
The Blessed One

 
Exit all programs shortcut. Does it exist?

hi,

Sometimes I just want to shut every window on screen but of course you can't. So you have to step-by-step shut individual windows...Isn't there a way to just shut all open windows or something? I've wanted something like this for a long time.


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01 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hope this helps

If not blame me

If it does help thank Brink and this great tutorials

Shut Down Windows Shortcut
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01 Apr 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

A Log Off shortcut might work for you.

Log Off Shortcut - Create
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01 Apr 2010   #4
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hope this helps

If not blame me

If it does help thank Brink and this great tutorials

Shut Down Windows Shortcut
Lol it doesn't help! But only because my problem is not that I want a shortcut to shutdown the computer, what I need is a shortcut which closes all application windows I have open. So now we are left with just the desktop showing. I think that's clearer!
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01 Apr 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you are satisfied with simply hiding them, you could show the desktop. Click the button at the lower-right of the taskbar, or press Win+D.

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01 Apr 2010   #6
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
If you are satisfied with simply hiding them, you could show the desktop. Click the button at the lower-right of the taskbar, or press Win+D.

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Yeah thanks I have been doing this for a while and guess I'll have to keep using it.
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01 Apr 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hope this helps

If not blame me

If it does help thank Brink and this great tutorials

Shut Down Windows Shortcut
The thing that wasn't clear to me in that tutorial is whether that method just closes windows, or closes Windows? When using it, does one remain at desktop?

The only purpose that I can see for something like this, is that it is recommended to close all other programs, when installing another. Usually, I'm too lazy to really do that, and only close the ones that are visibly open, like those displaying a taskbar icon, not those running in the System tray.

In the past, I had used Outertech's Batchrun to creat a shortcut that would do this, but it requires adding each program manually, and then updating it as required when the situation changes.
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01 Apr 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hope this helps

If not blame me

If it does help thank Brink and this great tutorials

Shut Down Windows Shortcut
The thing that wasn't clear to me in that tutorial is whether that method just closes windows, or closes Windows? When using it, does one remain at desktop?

The only purpose that I can see for something like this, is that it is recommended to close all other programs, when installing another. Usually, I'm too lazy to really do that, and only close the ones that are visibly open, like those displaying a taskbar icon, not those running in the System tray.

In the past, I had used Outertech's Batchrun to creat a shortcut that would do this, but it requires adding each program manually, and then updating it as required when the situation changes.
Every poster has different needs. I for one, have no need or desire to shut down all my windows simutaneoulsy. I thought that regarless of the original intent of the Tut, it would serve the poster's needs. I did not think that the specifics of your question would be a concern to the poster and do not give it much thought.
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01 Apr 2010   #9
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Close all Utilities may do what you want. Let me know if it works for you.

Close All Windows - The Easy Way - NTWind Software

Richard too
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01 Apr 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
Close all Utilities may do what you want. Let me know if it works for you.

Close All Windows - The Easy Way - NTWind Software

Richard too
I'm not certain about the OP, but this appears to be the right tool for me.

EDIT: I just tested it, and unfortunately, it is not exactly what I hoped for. While it did close windows open on the Taskbar, it didn't touch those running in the System Tray.
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