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    Minimising windows
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    You don't need to faff around like this in windows, its much easier there.

    I don't use Windows enough to understand how it all works in such a situation, but I do know how a Mac OS X works and I dare say either I don't understand what you are saying about using a Mac, or quite likely, you don't know how to use one, as what you say above is complete nonsense and not they way it normally works.

    Just saying…







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    I have to disagree, it is a simple thing that I want to do and nobody here can suggest a way to do it on a Mac. In this situation windows works better as it is point and click.

    Windows still has over 80% of the market so I'm sure everything on Mac OS cannot be perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I don't use Windows enough to understand how it all works in such a situation, but I do know how a Mac OS X works and I dare say either I don't understand what you are saying about using a Mac, or quite likely, you don't know how to use one, as what you say above is complete nonsense and not they way it normally works.

    Just saying…







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    In this situation windows works better as it is point and click.

    Maybe that's a feature that macOS could copy from Windows for a change, but it does look like Spaces has a similar feature that could possibly be used. But I don't use it and just minimize or hide those windows I don't want or need. Maybe it could be used to accomplish what you want and it might be worth a visit or a try.

    How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS
    How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

    And no, not everything is perfect in the Apple OS world, but they seem to be managing okay!!! But that's why sites such as this exist to help others and maybe help improve things.






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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I am not sure what you meant exactly, but using the option or command key doesn't seem to have any different effect when using the double-click on the title bar,
    Yes, that's exactly what I meant. I was hoping it would. You know, do it in one fell swoop, not once for however many window are to be closed -just leaving one open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Maybe that's a feature that macOS could copy from Windows for a change, but it does look like Spaces has a similar feature that could possibly be used. But I don't use it and just minimize or hide those windows I don't want or need. Maybe it could be used to accomplish what you want and it might be worth a visit or a try.
    Hmm. Interesting idea. Expose(accent on the e) more likely. I'll have to try at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleharvey View Post
    You don't need to faff around like this in windows, its much easier there. You can drag an object from the desktop over the icon of your chosen program on the toolbar and it will let you chose which window you want to drop it on to.

    On the mac you have to mess around getting a single window that is not maximised so you can drag objects onto it.
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    Not sure if you're saying this does what you were asking about in the first post. If so, I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleharvey View Post
    I've found a solution that more or less does what I need..


    Press:
    [option]+[command]+[H]+[M] and this minimises all windows
    You can set a Hot Corner to do that with the mouse, or an F key, and not have to hit all those keys.

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    You can set a Hot Corner to do that with the mouse, or an F key, and not have to hit all those keys.

    And even AppleScript and/or Automator comes to mind and then set a keyboard shortcut to trigger it if desired, or maybe even just a voice command.

    Just a few alternative choices the Mac has available already it seems.





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    F11 on my Mac is set to Show Desktop. All open windows (on the current Desktop) are minimized. You can then select one from the Dock. You set up the F keys in the System Preferences / Mission Control pane. That's also where you can assign Hot Corners.

    Also, Option-Click on the toolbar of Apple Mail closes all open Mail windows! Just a click only closes the one I clicked.

    How 'bout them Apples, Sir Harvey?!

    But, I haven't found a way to "Close Other Windows" in one step.

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    But, I haven't found a way to "Close Other Windows" in one step.
    Maybe try a search on:
    Mac Finder "Close Other Windows"
    https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    Then search the hits for options that include methods to 'Close Other Windows'.





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