If you have tons of Finder windows open on your Mac and want to close them all quickly without having to individually close each one, there’s a quick way to do it in Finder. Here’s how.

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Let’s say you have too many windows open at once in Finder. Possibly, you selected a group of files and did a “Get Info” on them, and now, dozens of windows have popped up all at once. (It happens to the best of us.)

A Mac desktop with way too many "Get Info" Finder windows open.

To get rid of all of them quickly, press Option+Command+W on your keyboard. Alternately, you can hold down the Option key and select “File” > “Close All” in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

After that, all open Finder windows will disappear, lickety-split.

If you’re ever overrun with Finder windows again, fend them off with a quick Option+Command+W and you’ll be back to work in no time. Good luck!

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