Windows users, shutting down the PC, automatically close all active applications, thereby killing unnecessary processes and freeing up system resources. But macOS users generally rarely turn off or restart their machine, and unloading applications one by one is long and inconvenient.
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Recall that to close the sequence of open programs on Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command (⌘) + Q… In this article, we will show you how to close all open applications on Mac in one click. To implement our plans, we will use the excellent standard Automator tool, which can be found in the explorer Finder → Programs or by typing the name of the program into the search Spotlight (Control + Space).
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How to create a program through Automator that closes all open applications on Mac in one click?
one… Run Automator…
2… Click on the “new document“.
3… Select “Program“And click on the button”Choose“.
four… Enter the query “End all programs“. Drag it to the right workspace or just double-click on it with the left mouse button.
If necessary, you can add important programs to the exceptions so that they do not close when you start our application. For example, the Safari browser. To do this, press the button “Add …»And select the appropriate programs from the Finder.
five… Select the menu File → Save and specify the name of the future program, for example “Close all“.
6… Drag the icon of the created program from Launchpad to the Dock.
That’s it, now, by launching your own application, you can quickly close all active games and programs, of course, except for those that have been added to the list of exclusions.