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Author Topic: IDEA: Close multiple instances of the same program (but not the others)  (Read 3604 times)
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« on: September 28, 2009, 02:58:41 PM »

There are occasions when I have to open many instances of the same program such as 10 Excel spreadheets or 25 jpg files.  I would like to request an ahk that would only close the many instances of the selected program but NOT the other programs that are also open.

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 05:24:19 PM »

afaik you can select those tasks in the taskbar with ctrl+leftclick. Then you can right-click on any of the selected tasks and choose "close".
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 07:01:24 PM »

Except that the tasks can only be closed one at a time so it's a nuisance to close 25 instances of the same program by making 25 right-click and close gestures. thumb down
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 09:20:22 PM »

yes using "my way" there would only be one right-click and close. I am not exactly sure how to select those tasks in the taskbar: last time I really used windows was when Win2k came out...
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 10:31:37 PM »

you can try Skrommel's CloseMany, which can close multiple programs or services at once. you can click on the header to sort and select multiple items to close quickly

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 07:50:31 AM »

Lanux, CloseMany will only close one instance at a time.    You cannot close multiple items even if you highlight multiple entries. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 07:53:02 AM »

OK, I tried CloseMany again.  In order to close multiple instances, one must hit the "Kill" button instead of the "Close" button.  That worked. Thmbsup
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 12:46:53 AM »

OK, I tried CloseMany again.  In order to close multiple instances, one must hit the "Kill" button instead of the "Close" button.  That worked. Thmbsup

i guess it works like Process Explorer's "Kill Process Tree" command. smiley



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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 01:42:48 AM »

Taskbar Shuffle
http://nerdcave.webs.com/
When multiple instances are grouped (adjustable threshold for grouping), right click, close.
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