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Close All Windows v4.1 - Minor UI Improvements

Just polishing the source code and the user interface:

CloseAll - Main Window

You can purchase CloseAll with a 20% discount until the end of July.

Changelog for CloseAll v4.1 (July 30, 2019):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 30-Jul-19 00:28


Close All Windows v4.0 - All New, Completely Redesigned

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.

CloseAll - Main Window

New dark theme is default now:

CloseAll - Dark Theme

Start typing to search for apps quickly:

CloseAll - Quick Search

Changelog for CloseAll v4.0 (July 10, 2019):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 10-Jul-19 09:21


CloseAll v3.1 - Maintenance Release

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:

CloseAll v3.1 - Main Window

Changelog for CloseAll v3.1 (June 15, 2018):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 15-Jun-18 06:03


CloseAll v3.0 - /NOUI and /TERMINATE Switches

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.

CloseAll v3.0 - Main Window

Changelog for CloseAll v3.0 (April 23, 2018):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 23-Apr-18 03:12


CloseAll v2.1 - Metro Apps and High DPI

An updated version of freeware app to close all desktop windows:

CloseAll v2.1 - Main Window

Changelog for CloseAll v2.1 (June 1, 2017):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 01-Jun-17 04:54


CloseAll v2.0 – Fresh Idea and Clean Implementation

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:

CloseAll v2.0 - Main Window

From the main menu, you can enable “Small Icon” view:

CloseAll v2.0 - Small Icons View

Enable/disable sorting and grouping of tasks:

CloseAll v2.0 - Sort Tasks

I don’t think that it requires any more explanation:

CloseAll v2.0 - Help

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):

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 15-Mar-14 05:05


Close All Windows 1.3 - Exclusions on XP

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.

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Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 18-Feb-10 23:47


Close All Windows 1.2 - Exclusions & 64-Bit Version

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.

  1. Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties from the context menu:
  2. Close All - Shortcut Properties
  3. Go to the Shortcut tab, Target and add -x="app-to-exclude.exe":
  4. Close All Windows - Exclusion List

You can separate multiple values with “|” (pipe), example:

-x="explorer.exe|firefox.exe|msnmsgr.exe"

Remember, you'd better test it before using it!


Close All - Windows 7 Taskbar

Close All works great on Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Download CloseAll.zip (32-bit and 64-bit) - 36 KB

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 14-Feb-10 13:07



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