Close All of the Applications on Mac
Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show how to quit all of the applications on the Mac.
We can individually click on all of the applications in the dock by right-clicking and choosing "Quit"
There is a faster way.
We press "Command" and "Space"
We'll open the search bar.
We type "automator" to open it up
Once the Automator opens, we double-click "Workflow"
We search for "quit" in the quick-search bar.
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.
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.
We press "Command" and "S" to save this workflow onto the desktop
We name it as "quit all applications"
We press "Command" and "Q" to close Automator
We can pin the "quit all applications" icon to the desktop
Whenever we want to quit all of the applications, we just click the "quit all applications" icon
Automator will be shown.
We'll see that all of the applications will be quit one by one.
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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