How To Close All The Windows In (Pretty Much) Any Mac App

Got a bunch of windows open in a given Mac application and need some space? Here’s an easy keyboard shortcut to help you declare window bankruptcy and start fresh. Just press Command+Option+W and watch all the windows disappear.

If you’re too afraid to try this yourself, watch the video above for a demo. As a bonus, you’ll also learn what you’re about to read: holding down option and clicking the close button on a window will close all the windows for that application as well. It’s like the keyboard and mouse got married just for this shortcut so you didn’t have to choose a favourite.

But seriously, when your windows overpower your productivity just remember this simple keys: Command+Shift+W. They will wipe away all your troubles… for now.

Shortcut of the Day highlights a great shortcut on various platforms from the desktop to mobile devices to the web. You can find more shortcuts here.

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