What's New in CloseAll
CloseAll is a small enhancement utility for Windows that flashes a ‘close’ signal to all running applications and then ceases. What can be easier than a task list with check boxes and OK button? You can select multiple apps by clicking them in the list and then click the OK button to close selected apps or use individual close buttons to close apps one by one.
New dark theme is default now:
Start typing to search for apps quickly:
Changelog for CloseAll v4.0 (July 10, 2019):
- New fully redesigned user interface
- New dark window theme is default now
- Added filter text to quickly search for apps
- Individual close buttons for every app in the list
- Number of selected apps is displayed in the title
- Unselected apps are grayed out in the list
- Removed confusing "terminate all" feature
- Many other changes and improvements
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 10-Jul-19 09:21
CloseAll is a freeware utility that allows you to close or terminate all open applications at once. New version 3.1 introduces a slightly improved UI:
Changelog for CloseAll v3.1 (June 15, 2018):
- Added icons for Close, Terminate and Refresh buttons
- Improved window enumeration algorithm
- Some other minor improvements and bugfixes
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 15-Jun-18 06:03
CloseAll is a small enhancement utility that flashes a ‘close’ signal to all open applications and then ceases. It doesn’t use any system resources and unloads right after completing its task. Starting from v3.0, you can specify /NOUI and /TERMINATE command line switches to run CloseAll.exe in silent mode.
Changelog for CloseAll v3.0 (April 23, 2018):
- Command line switches: /NOUI and /TERMINATE
- Added ability to terminate all applications
- Added "Close All", "Terminate All" and Refresh buttons
- Some other minor UI changes and improvements
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 23-Apr-18 03:12
An updated version of freeware app to close all desktop windows:
Changelog for CloseAll v2.1 (June 1, 2017):
- Support for Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit
- Now CloseAll can enumerate and close Metro applications
- Installer is DPI aware now and looks much better with scaling
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 01-Jun-17 04:54
I’ve found that when multitasking I’m often looking for a “Close all except this and this” feature for application windows – something very simple, but more advanced than “Close other tabs” in modern internet browsers. That’s why I decided to re-write my old CloseAll.
What can be easier than a task list with check boxes and OK button? Just select apps you want to close and click OK. It’s CloseAll v2.0:
From the main menu, you can enable “Small Icon” view:
Enable/disable sorting and grouping of tasks:
I don’t think that it requires any more explanation:
NOTE: In order to display information about UAC elevated processes on Windows Vista and above, CloseAll requires to be installed in the system %ProgramFiles% directory. Installer is provided, native 64-bit version of CloseAll is included in the download package.
Try it to see if it can save your time! It’s FREE.
Changelog for CloseAll v2.0 (March 15, 2014):
- New fully redesigned user interface
- Added installer and uninstaller for your convenience
- Full support for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 15-Mar-14 05:05
There was an issue with Close All exclusions on Windows XP, pointed out to me by many people. Thanks to everyone who sent me an email about this. Now, exclusions should work correctly on XP too.
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 18-Feb-10 23:47
If you want to prevent certain applications from being to be closed by Close All, you can add a simple exclusion list to the CloseAll.exe command line.
- Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties from the context menu:
- Go to the Shortcut tab, Target and add -x="app-to-exclude.exe":
You can separate multiple values with “|” (pipe), example:
Remember, you'd better test it before using it!
Close All works great on Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 14-Feb-10 13:07