Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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".

Attached Images
Close Many windows at once-explorer.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Close Many windows at once

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Undo close all windows
I had right-clicked on windows explorer to open a folder under the frequent list when somehow, perhaps due to slow down, my cursor landed on close all windows. I was wondering if there was some means of undoing/restoring those closed windows explorer windows, I had many open.
General Discussion
How to close Windows.
Trying to work uninstalling and installing Adobe Flash, spending days trying to figure this out as a last resort I clicked the red X. I then went to the start menu and put in uninstall. I was able to get it to go through without an error. I then installed Adobe Flash. What a relief. You can...
General Discussion
How To Close (But Not Force Close) Program Automatically On A Schedule
not sure if it's possible in Task Scheduler but i really want it to work. Basically I know how to automatically start program in Task Scheduler and how to also force close it. If we want to force close it we just create a .bat file with text like TASKKILL /F /IM "nameofprogram.exe" and schedule to...
General Discussion
Close all Photoshop windows at once
Can it be done? I use PS Elements and sometimes I have 100 windows open but I have to close them 1 at a time. Control>alt>w doesn't do it and either does clicking on "close all windows" while holding the shift key down.
Music, Pictures & Video
Can't close windows?!
Hello all. I just "upgraded" to 7100. None of the red X's as in closing windows are working? In fact, I can't minimize, maximize, or close windows. Anybody have any idea? -M
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+