A Mac app that closes all your applications and shuts down the Mac?

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Does anyone know of such an app?...i found a couple of widgets that shut down the mac with one click, but i would also like to be able to close all open applications and shut down with one click as well...especially with lion since it remembers what was open and restores those apps after a restart.
Thanks for the help folks.
 

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Is there an AppleScript or something along those lines?
 

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If you don't find an app you can just force quit everything at once :)
 
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If you don't find an app you can just force quit everything at once :)
Thnx t, thats a little better then closing each app separately...its such a simple little request...howabout it developers, we have enough angry birds and Evernotes.
 

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Code:
killall dock
In Terminal type (above) and hit enter. Then use a widget to shut off the machine. Terminal is awesome if you know how to use it.
 

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Code:
killall dock
In Terminal type (above) and hit enter. Then use a widget to shut off the machine. Terminal is awesome if you know how to use it.
That's a lot of effort though to close all applications; it would probably be quicker, and certainly easier, to Cmd-Q each application.
 

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That's a lot of effort though to close all applications; it would probably be quicker, and certainly easier, to Cmd-Q each application.
Cmd-Space Bar (Spotlight launches)
Type "Term"
Tap "Enter"

(depending on how you have Terminal setup you maybe required to prefix "killall" with sudo)

Type "killall dock"
Turn your machine off via widget or whatever...

It's most certainly quicker than Cmd-Q'ing everything. I can do all of the above in seconds.
 

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i don't understand... what's wrong with unchecking the box?



I get that it's an extra click (or spacebar), and that's a HUGE pain in the ass, but I fail to see how installing an app or invoking the terminal would simplify it. That being said, it hasn't stopped someone from making an Applescript:
 
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i don't understand... what's wrong with unchecking the box?



I get that it's an extra click (or spacebar), and that's a HUGE pain in the ass, but I fail to see how installing an app or invoking the terminal would simplify it. That being said, it hasn't stopped someone from making an Applescript:
The simplest solution is the best solution.
 
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i don't understand... what's wrong with unchecking the box?



I get that it's an extra click (or spacebar), and that's a HUGE pain in the ass, but I fail to see how installing an app or invoking the terminal would simplify it. That being said, it hasn't stopped someone from making an Applescript
I don't have Lion installed on any of my Mac's yet, I wasn't aware of this feature.
 
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Cmd-Space Bar (Spotlight launches)
Type "Term"
Tap "Enter"

(depending on how you have Terminal setup you maybe required to prefix "killall" with sudo)

Type "killall dock"
Turn your machine off via widget or whatever...

It's most certainly quicker than Cmd-Q'ing everything. I can do all of the above in seconds.
But that's about 18 keystrokes, where as if you were to press cmd-tab and keep cmd held, you could just keep tapping Q to quit all apps.
 

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But that's about 18 keystrokes, where as if you were to press cmd-tab and keep cmd held, you could just keep tapping Q to quit all apps.
We could argue about this until we're both blue in the face. You like your method, which is fine and I like my method. I'll only use it if I want to quit everything quickly and depending on how many apps you actually have open you could be Cmd-Q'ing for quite some time.
 
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i don't understand... what's wrong with unchecking the box?



I get that it's an extra click (or spacebar), and that's a HUGE pain in the ass, but I fail to see how installing an app or invoking the terminal would simplify it. That being said, it hasn't stopped someone from making an AppleScript
I wasn't aware of that either, best solution so far, thanks hippo...
...gotta love this forum.
(still wouldn't mind a one click app on the desktop though,
..man I've gotten lazy).
 
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We could argue about this until we're both blue in the face. You like your method, which is fine and I like my method. I'll only use it if I want to quit everything quickly and depending on how many apps you actually have open you could be Cmd-Q'ing for quite some time.
That's a good point; as you said, we each have our own methods and I will never have more than five or six applications open at the same time, which is probably why your method just seems cumbersome and inconvenient.
 

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That's a good point; as you said, we each have our own methods and I will never have more than five or six applications open at the same time, which is probably why your method just seems cumbersome and inconvenient.
Cumbersome and Inconvenient? In your opinion. The amount of apps open on anyone's computer is irrelevant, whether it be 6 or 30. Pressing Cmd-Q over and over again is repetitive and tedious, in my opinion.

With your Cmd-Q method, which is effective - you can combine this method with pressing the Tab button to open up the task switcher and quit apps that way.

aknightstale41, there is one click option. You need to play around with scripts, I should have mentioned this earlier. The script will run from the dock, it's a one-click method which closes/quits all apps.