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Quit all apps and shut down?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/08/28 - JonesR

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Is there a one step method, assuming I have no open work that needs to be saved first?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/08/28 - TaliesinSoft

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 12:31:24 -0500, JonesR wrote (in a previous article):

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Is there a one step method, assuming I have no open work that needs to be saved
first?

Does the "Log Out" action in the Apple Menu not do the job?

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/08/28 - JonesR

<< Does the "Log Out" action in the Apple Menu not do the job?

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I would tend to confuse that with user switching, and think that the apps are all still running, which they could be, in the case of user switching. Although I am switching to no one.

I use the mac old school single user, pretend that multiuser stuff doesn't exist. Besides, I would have to log back in if I did that which I never have to do now.

I would rather dance command tab command quit, or merely just command quit multiple times. Also there may be times I would want to quit all apps (other than finder) and keep the mac turned on.

I'm trying to reduce the keystrokes needed.

Message #4 - Posted 2004/08/28 - Adam

JonesR wrote:

(snip)

I'm trying to reduce the keystrokes needed.

Apple -> Shut Down works for me. If any apps have open documents they will prompt you to save. Save 'em, and it will then shut down automatically.

'Course, I hardly ever turn my G4 off...

Adam

Message #5 - Posted 2004/08/28 - Tom Stiller

Previously, TaliesinSoft wrote:

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 12:31:24 -0500, JonesR wrote (in a previous article):

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Is there a one step method, assuming I have no open work that needs to be saved
first?

Does the "Log Out" action in the Apple Menu not do the job?

Try this little AppleScript applet:

tell application "Finder"
set appList to name of processes
repeat with theApp in appList
tell application theApp to quit
end repeat
end tell

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Message #6 - Posted 2004/08/28 - Martin Sammtleben

Previously, JonesR wrote:

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

What about the keyboard shortcut command-option-control-eject to shutdown?

As far as I recall that doesn't even bring up that stupid confirmation dialog "Are you sure... ?"

As an alternative press control-eject - that will bring up the options dialog. Hit "r" for restart, "s" for sleep, command-. (period) to cancel and return to shut down.

Cheers Martin

Message #7 - Posted 2004/08/28 - Tacit

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Use the Restart or Shut Down command from the Apple menu.

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Message #8 - Posted 2004/08/28 - TNW7Z7Z7Z12345

JonesR wrote:

<< Does the "Log Out" action in the Apple Menu not do the job?

<BR><BR>

I would tend to confuse that with user switching, and think that the apps are all still running, which they could be, in the case of user switching. Although I am switching to no one.

I use the mac old school single user, pretend that multiuser stuff doesn't exist. Besides, I would have to log back in if I did that which I never have to do now.

I would rather dance command tab command quit, or merely just command quit multiple times. Also there may be times I would want to quit all apps (other than finder) and keep the mac turned on.

I'm trying to reduce the keystrokes needed.

If you still use Classic, I've discovered, much to my surprise, that the Classic shareware program Wapp Pro will instantly Quit *all* applications -- both Classic and OSX.

Wapp Pro puts a little icon in the menu -- visible whenever a Classic program is brought to the front -- let's you quit, hide, switch windows, etc. So I simply click any one of my Classic apps in the dock, see the Wapp Pro icon, select "Quit All", and everything quits except for Classic itself.

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Message #9 - Posted 2004/08/29 - JonesR

<< What about the keyboard shortcut command-option-control-eject to shutdown? >><BR><BR>

Check previous discussion about "What Eject key, you silly loon?"

Message #10 - Posted 2004/08/29 - fishfry

Previously, JonesR wrote:

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Is there a one step method, assuming I have no open work that needs to be saved
first?

Quickest? Pull the power plug.

Message #11 - Posted 2004/08/30 - John Stewart

Previously, fishfry wrote:

What is the quickest method, lets say I have 10 applcations or so, to merely quit them all, and quit (or restart)?

Is there a one step method, assuming I have no open work that needs to be saved
first?

Quickest? Pull the power plug.

I have to admit that's the quickest but I think something like this applescript is what the OP meant.

--> cut <--
ignoring application responses
tell application "loginwindow" to ´event aevtshutª end ignoring
--> cut <--

Note: this script literally ignores the "save file" or any other requests of any applications you have open. You can lose updated unsaved files if you use it.

I have this saved as a compiled script that I run from DragThing, it will also work from Apple's or any other script menu or if saved as an application on your harddrive, doubleclicking its icon will work.

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Message #12 - Posted 2004/08/31 - JonesR

<< > Quickest? Pull the power plug.

I have to admit that's the quickest but I think something like this applescript is what the OP meant. >><BR><BR>

I'm not sure about that. You haven't seen underneath my desk.

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