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Is there something that will quit it all at shutdown?

Message #1 - Posted 2003/11/25 - dale

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Hi,

Just wondering is there something that will quit all apps that are still open at shutdown?

Applescript?

If so, was is the command to put in it?

I have left things open (the liilte triangle on the bottomofthe app in the dock) and when I turned the mac back on there were still open and appeared open on the desktop, well one did, it was Entourage.

So, is there something that will shut it all down in one click, instead of closing them all one by one?

thanks

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Message #2 - Posted 2003/11/25 - Heath Raftery

dale wrote:

Hi,

Just wondering is there something that will quit all apps that are still open at shutdown?

This definately happens automatically.

I have left things open (the liilte triangle on the bottomofthe app in the dock) and when I turned the mac back on there were still open and appeared open on the desktop, well one did, it was Entourage.

Check your login items. Sounds like they are starting on log in. An application can't keep running after a restart. Entourage though, might have some 'special' way of starting at startup, I don't know. I know Microsoft are known for their 'interesting' methods of defeating standards of application behaviour.

So, is there something that will shut it all down in one click, instead of closing them all one by one?

Well, you could press Apple-Tab. Then while holding the Apple key, press q for each application. That might do it. Unnecessary though.

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Message #3 - Posted 2003/11/26 - Dale Stanbrough

So, is there something that will shut it all down in one click, instead of closing them all one by one?

"One click" could be where the cord plugs into the wall!

The OS has this behaviour because it doesn't know if that word document you were writing should be saved, or whether that download you were 1/2 way through should be completed.

The OS tells each app to shutdown, and it's up to each app to decide what needs to be done.

There is a keyboard sequence you can use to shut the machine down "right now!", but of course you will risk losing data, both from apps, and the OS.

From the OReilly Mac OSX hacks book...

Control-Command-Power-On button Forces an automatic shutdown of your system; this should be used only as a last resort, because it could mess up your filesystem.

(The messing up results in you waiting while the file system is checked next time you turn the computer on).

Dale

dstanbro@spam.o.matic.bigpond.net.au

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