Close those windows!

After a bit of Twitter reading, my screen often looks like this:



I haven't taken time to count, but a quick view the Window menu in Safari shows lots of open windows:



I am sure thre are lots of other hidden windows since there are a dozen open applications on my computer.



Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard makes it easy to see the windows associated with any application – just click and hold on the application icon in the dock:



But how do you close all those windows without clicking on all those red dots? Use the Option key! To close all the windows associated with an application, hold down the option key and click one of its windows. It's a fast way to get rid of desktop clutter – and you are still protected from closing items that have not been saved:



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--Pat
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