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Using Microsoft Windows and having Ctrl + W to close the current window/tab in Notepad++, I was looking for a similar shortcut to close all documents/windows/tabs at once.

What is possible is to press/click:

Window > Windows > Ctrl + A > Close windows(s)

But these are a lot of clicks/keys to press.

In addition, I could simply hit Ctrl + W and keep my fingers on the keyboard until all windows are closed. Again this feels kind of a hack to me.

So my question is:

Is it possible to configure Notepad++ to close all open documents with a single keyboard combination?

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Not by default, but you can add one with the Shortcut Mapper (Settings → Shortcut Mapper...):

Shortcut mapper

Just double click on the item you want to change, and you'll see this window:

Shortcut mapper editor

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OMG! I searched over and over through that dialog and did not see that shortcut (which was on the very first page without scrolling). Shame on me. And thanks a lot for your hint! –  Uwe Keim Dec 3 '12 at 7:33

No, not any shortcut to close all tabs/windows in a sudden for Notepad++.

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ALT+4

This is a common keyboard shortcut to Quit in Windows. It is not standard across other operating systems, like CTRL+W to Close. I think it was inherited from a popular MS-DOS application, like WordPerfect.

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Yes, I know :-) In Windows 8 it seems that you can use Win + Q to quit an application just like Cmd + Q on OS X. –  Uwe Keim Dec 3 '12 at 7:15

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