Close all Windows With Single Click

by Rakesh on January 1, 2013

Sometimes we open lot of Windows applications to get our work done. But the main task starts after completing work. The most hectic task is to close those Windows which were opened while working. Closing them one by one involves lot of time and when we are in rush we directly close our Windows which may result in loss of data.

Even if we use task manager we have to click on ‘End Now’ option. We usually use Alt+F4 combination, but sometimes it also doesn’t work. Tool known as Close All can be used to solve hectic situation.

Close All is a portable tool that allows to close multiple Windows with one click.When we install this application, it creates a small icon of the tool in Quick Launch bar as shown in the screenshot below.

Installing Close All:-

Close All Windows is a very simple utility that doesn’t require installation. No settings are stored in the file system. Just follow the steps below to set it up on your computer.

  • Download the ZIP archive and extract it on your hard drive.
  • Open the extracted folder, right-click CloseAll.exe and choose Send To -> Desktop (create shortcut) from the context menu.(If system you are working is 64 bit then use x64 folder)
  • Switch to the Desktop and rename the created shortcut to “Close All” or whatever you want.
  • Now you can drag this shortcut to the Quick Launch Bar or to the Windows 7 Taskbar for quick access.

Advanced Options:-

If you want to prevent certain applications from being to be closed by Close All, you can add a simple exclusion list to the CloseAll.exe command line.

  • Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties from the context menu:
  • Go to the Shortcut tab, Target and add -x=”app-to-exclude.exe”:
  • You can separate multiple values with “|” (pipe)
  • example:   -x=”vlc.exe|firefox.exe|msnmsgr.exe”
  • Click OK to save the shortcut properties.
  • Now you can use it normally but with some excluded application to be closed.

Download Close All


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