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    Close all windows?

    Is there a keyboard shorctut or some other quick and easy way to close all windows? I know about the show desktop icon in the quicklaunch toolbar, but that only minimizes windows.

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    Re: Close all windows?

    No, but you can press ALT+F4 until all your windows are closed..

    the problem is in that in some cases, your application may not be saved, or other issues, making it unable to close without user interaction.

    Other than that, shutting down is the only option.
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    Re: Close all windows?

    For your interest <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q126/4/49.asp>Q126449</A> shows all the keyboard shortcuts for W95 and W98.

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    Re: Close all windows?

    Hi Jaylin:

    The three easiest ways to shut all windows:
    (I assume that you're not talking about minimizing all windows.)
    1. See this post for a utility called EndItAll.

    2. Hold the Ctrl key down & left click (or right click) each item on the taskbar. When you get to the last one, right click & choose close. All windows will close.

    3. If you're Window options are set to open each window in it's own window, & you've gone thru several parent windows to get down to a child window, then shift+click on the last child window to close all the parent windows.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. I like Drk's way of Alt+F4 because when it works, it's the fastest. But somehow, I end up bringing up the shutdown screen sometimes...not much fun if you hit enter too quickly.

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    Re: Close all windows?

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate yout help! J

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    Re: Close all windows?

    I guess it is the fastest, isn't it?

    Back in the day, when I irc'd alot, we'd post messages like "Hit ALT+F4 to open the extreme download window!!!" (but much more colorful, of course...) Then we'd sit back and laugh at all the newbies who dropped off 'mysteriously...' <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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