Global Command For Closing Out Everything Running ?


Robert11

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Hello,

Is there a GLOBAL Command, somewhere, that will close out
all of the running apps/programs, etc. simply ?

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Lufbrarunner

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1. Go to Applications and open Automator.
2. Click New Document, click Application.
3. Scroll down to Quit all applications and double click.
4. Save to desktop as something like Quit_All.app

Then just double click the icon when you want to quit all open apps.
 

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Hi,

Can't seem to get to work.
What might I be doing wrong, please, as usual ?

I have a bunch of icons in the Dock, many of which have the dot underneath them.
My understanding is that this means they are running.

I created the Automator with the Quit All Applications (selected and moved to right hand pane.)
Then did a SAVE. Would like to Quit their running, all of them, with a simple click on the desktop icon for this app that I now have.

When i click on the desktop icon for it, nothing opens or changes.
Those dots are still there.

There is however a spinning gear icon in the upper bar.
Will try to show it below. [it says: 0% completed (Quit All Applications)]

What am I likely not doing, or doing incorrectly ?
Thanks, Bob
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OK, earlier I did it successfully on my Mac Book Air. But for my Mac Mini, I was skipping part of one important piece: double click. I was forgetting to do that. But I then followed the instructions more closely, and it works.
 

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I cannot seem to replicate your problem, I will look in a little more detail.
As Honestone says it does need a double click on the icon.
 
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As I stated, I followed the original instructions to the letter on my Mac Book Air, and it worked right away. But on my Mac Min i, the first time I tried, I did not double click where it says "Quit all applications". But after reading the op's post, I tried it again, and this time followed the instructions to the letter. It then worked.
 

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