Close All Finder Windows In Mac OS X With One Click

Finder is the default file manager included with Mac OS X. Since there is no ‘cut’ option in Finder, many a times, to move stuff around, you would find that you open a lot of Finder windows to drag and drop or to move files from one directory to another. I do this a lot with movies, music and TV shows.

Here is a tip that will allow you to close all open Finder windows with 1 click (or keyboard combo).

To close windows one at a time, you can either:

  • Click the small red button on the top-left corner of the window, or
  • You can press Cmd + W.

To close all open windows simultaneously, you can

  • Hold down the Option key, and then click the red button on any open Finder window, or
  • Press Cmd + Option + W.

You can use any of the two above methods to close all Finder windows together. Its these small hidden hacks in Mac OS X that make me love it even more for its ease of use and intuitiveness!

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