Close All of the Applications on Mac

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    We can individually click on all of the applications in the dock by right-clicking and choosing "Quit".
    There is a faster way.
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    We press "Command" and "Space".
    We'll open the search bar.
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    We type "automator" to open it up.
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    Once the Automator opens, we double-click "Workflow".
    We search for "quit" in the quick-search bar.
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    We click and drag the "Quit All Application" workflow onto the workflow builder.
    There is an option of asking to save changes. We are going to leave that enabled.
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    We click "Add..." to add programs not to quit.
    For example, QuickTime Player, since it is used to record the current video. This means that all of the applications will be closed except for QuickTime Player.
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    We press "Command" and "S" to save this workflow onto the desktop.
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    We name it as "quit all applications".
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    We press "Command" and "Q" to close Automator.
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    We can pin the "quit all applications" icon to the desktop.
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    Whenever we want to quit all of the applications, we just click the "quit all applications" icon.
    Automator will be shown.
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    We click "Run".
    We'll see that all of the applications will be quit one by one.
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    Some applications might have questions.
    In this video, there is a question in Microsoft Word on saving the changes. We click "Don't Save". We click "Save" in Microsoft Excel. We name the document "Grades". Automator will finally prompt that the workflow will have been completed by closing all of the applications.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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