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    theonegod's Avatar
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    Nov 02, 2006
    24" 2.8ghz IMAC, MB Pro
    Closing programs
    Is there a setting anywhere I can use that will force programs closed when I click the red X? I just have never seen the benefit of the X being the same as the - minimize button without showing the program on the dock.

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    novicew's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    AFAK there is no such setting to do that. Why don't you use "Command + Q"? It is much more easier.

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    xtophercaa's Avatar
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    Sep 22, 2006
    West Chester, Ohio
    8GB iPhone, MacBook Pro (15",2.33 C2D), MacBook (2.0 C2D), 4 iPods (20GB, Mini, Nano, Shuffle)
    I feel your pain, theonegood. I'm a recent Mac switcher, and I click on the red button out of impulse to close not only the window, but the application as well.

    I found a freeware app that kind of solves this. It was on Lifehacker a few months ago. However, it only works with Cocoa-based apps.

    Here's a link to the Lifehacker post:

    Hope this helps.

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