How to Close all Finder Windows at Once

Press Command-Option-W.
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As a web designer, I often find myself with a dozen or two Finder windows open after getting lost in a haze of code. Not wanting to lose my momentum, it's nice to be able to close all of them using one keyboard combination.

This guide will show you how.

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This will close all open Finder windows. To close a single Finder window, use Command-W.

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