How to close multiple taskbar items at once!

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How to close multiple taskbar items at once!

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This question was answered on March 19, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I bet you didn't know that you could close multiple taskbar applications all at once This trick is very useful when you have a bunch of stuff open and want to close it all without clicking on each and every program To perform this task check out the instructions provided below.

Follow the steps below:

1 Hold down the 'Control Key' while you click on the taskbar icons (it selects multiple tasks)

2 Right-click on the selected items

3 Then choose 'close group'

This phat tip works with all Windows operating systems, not just one If you have the calculator, pinball, notepad, & IE open, it will close them all, unlike the group similar items command that only lets you close all of one type (ex: all IE browsers or all games)

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on March 19, 2004