closing applications?

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  1. ericj

    ericj raw deal

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    just got a powerbook and i'm still getting used to os x...im liking it a lot so far but i had a question about closing applications. Ive noticed that most of the time when i click the red close button on an application window i still have to close it in the top menu bar to get it completely closed. is there a way to make it so when i hit the red button it will close an app completely?
     
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    heffy New Member

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    I just hit control-q
     
  3. adum

    adum Wine & Tech

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    yup Apple + Q to Quit
    and Apple + W to close windows.
     
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    its apple+Q you idiots :doh:
     
  6. Error

    Error ¿ti†le øut-of_order

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    Apple and Command are the same key

    You can also Command-Tab to bring up the switcher (holding command) and tab to the one you want, press Q, and do it that way.

    Or right click on them in the dock and choose Quit.

    Or leave them open. Protected memory is your friend.
     
  7. Raddiux

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    No its not. That key is known as the 'command' key. If you're interested in the story behind how the key got its name (and icon), read the following short article:

    http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Swedish_Campground.txt

    There are dozens more interesting articles on that site that covers the entire history of the development of the macintosh, if you're interested. Its over 100 pages, but its an awesome read. And you get to see just how insane Steve Jobs really is :big grin:
     

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