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Windows 7: Close Many windows at once

09 Jun 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilesal View Post
Whilst searching for an answer I found out that you can hold Ctrl and press W to close all open windows.

I am determine to find the answer to your question and will post back when I do.
Just tried it & it only closes the current open window. Nice idea though

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02 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

If they are all the same type, e.g. Windows Explorer Windows you can right click on the taskbar grouping and select "Close All windows".

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31 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 64-bit

I remember a program doing something similar - here's the link. The limitation is that it will try to close down all open programs, including Windows Explorer, so you need to add a few filters to stop this. The final product is a single-keystroke shortcut.

However, clever as it is, I sometimes wonder if programs like this are worth the effort.
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