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Windows 7: Close Many windows at once

30 May 2009   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Close Many windows at once

Not sure where to put this but:

In XP and Vista, you could hold down Ctrl, left click more than one window in the taskbar, and right click and close all the selected windows at once.

This doesn't seem to work in 7. Is this functionality still there but using different keys?


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30 May 2009   #2
bhuulo

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Not sure where to put this but:

In XP and Vista, you could hold down Ctrl, left click more than one window in the taskbar, and right click and close all the selected windows at once.

This doesn't seem to work in 7. Is this functionality still there but using different keys?

Shift+ left click opens more than 1 window and when u have grouped icons then simply right click on the icon shows the option to close all the selected windows... screenshot below of the close window...


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30 May 2009   #3
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

You can show desktop by hovering mouse to the right of the clock in the taskbar. Or click the same area and everything shrinks down so you can see the desktop.

[Alt+F4] - Close the active window.

But I am unable to find a short cut to close all active windows.
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30 May 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Clicking once on the Show Desktop in the right corner like ilesal says is I think a much faster way than any other shortcuts.
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30 May 2009   #5
bhuulo

 

I beg ur pardon but the original post is closing many windows at once not minimizing windows....
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30 May 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh yeah, you right. My bad.
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30 May 2009   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhuulo View Post
Shift+ left click opens more than 1 window and when u have grouped icons then simply right click on the icon shows the option to close all the selected windows... screenshot below of the close window...
Thanks, the close all will be handy. But to clarify, I may not want to close all windows of a particular type (many Notepads for example). I may want to close just 3 or 5 windows for example. Can this still be done? Or are we restricted to the extremes of all or none?
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30 May 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Another way to close a program is to use the middle button on your mouse and just click on the preview window.
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30 May 2009   #9
bhuulo

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Thanks, the close all will be handy. But to clarify, I may not want to close all windows of a particular type (many Notepads for example). I may want to close just 3 or 5 windows for example. Can this still be done? Or are we restricted to the extremes of all or none?
What is know is extreme of all or none...
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09 Jun 2009   #10
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

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.
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