Close all open apps in Windows with this useful program.
Close All is a small but very useful utility that will close all open applications in Windows with a single click. It also lets you choose individual applications to close or leave open. Close All has two options when you run it, Close All and Terminate All.
The Close All button closes programs. If any programs have a prompt to "Save Changes" before closing, Close All should trigger the prompt so you can save any changes before the program closes. I don't know if that works on every program that has a "Save Changes" prompt, so saving any changes before you use Close All is a good idea.
The "Terminate All" button closes programs - if there's a prompt to "Save Changes" before closing on a program, it bypasses it and shuts all selected programs down and any new changes made in a program won't be saved.
If you have a lot of windows open at one time, you know that closing all those apps one a time is tedious, whether you're using a keyboard shortcut or a mouse to close them all. Close All lets you choose whether to close all open windows or leave certain programs running, with one click.
After installation, Close All puts an icon (a big red X) on the desktop. You can leave it there, or pin it to the Taskbar by right clicking the desktop icon and selecting 'Pin to Taskbar'. Pinning it to the Taskbar leaves the program accessible all the time, instead of having to use a desktop icon or through a menu.
Close All runs on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It's a small download (153 KB) and is rated safe by VirusTotal.
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