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How do I close all opened windows at once?

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Define “close”, “opened”, “windows”, and “at once”. –  Synetech Oct 27 '13 at 20:49
Alt+F4+F4+F4... –  Jet Jun 19 '14 at 14:45

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I usually (yes, this happens a lot to me..) just press Alt key and then go crazy on the F4 key until everything is shut down. Not one click, but it's pretty fast. Or, depending on your system, reboot.. Don't forget to save anything.

Or maybe you could simply switch users to continue your work without all these tabs. Then when you're down, shutting down the computer will kill all the processes for the first user...

Not the best solutions, I just thought Id give this one a try.

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Go crazy on the F4 key until everything is shut down. Not one click, but it's pretty fast You can hold down F4, but you may need to click windows with the mouse since they may not automatically grab focus. –  Synetech Oct 27 '13 at 20:50

Simultaneously close all open windows:

  1. While pressing the Ctrl key, successively click each of the task icons on the taskbar.
  2. Right-click the last task icon, and choose Close Group.

If you only want to minimize the windows, use the 'Show Desktop' shorcut.

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Win+D is the keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop to minimise all windows. Win+D a second time brings them all back. –  Dave Webb Dec 10 '09 at 13:14
This doesn't work on Windows 7 Professional –  CodeBlend Jul 31 '13 at 9:33

All answers I could quickly find on this topic involve either the tip Molly gave or using an application (or coding it yourself). For example (I haven't tried this), Close All Windows.

Also, by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc you get the Windows Task Manager, where you can see all running applications at once (among other things), select them, and End Task them.

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+1 nice gadget :) –  Molly7244 Dec 10 '09 at 13:12
Why i asked yesterday i accidentally opened 500 images . and then i manually closed one by one –  metal gear solid Dec 10 '09 at 13:20
@Jitendra - yeah has happened to me too. But I never thought to ask if there was a simpler way to close all the windows at once :) –  anand_trex Dec 10 '09 at 13:46
Depending on what you used to open the images, there may be a command in the application to close all. Generally I see the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+W used. –  Al E. Dec 10 '09 at 13:52

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