As a rule, I usually have quite a few apps and windows open on my Mac and I switch back and forth between them through out the day. When I was ready to shut my Mac down for the day I would have to close each of these apps and windows individually. I thought to myself, there has to be an easier way.
I like to automate repetitive tasks as often as possible. To solve this problem I launched Keyboard Maestro and created a macro to exit all open apps and windows using a keyboard shortcut. Here’s the simple macro I use for this.
That’s it! Now every time I type the keyboard shortcut, all open windows and applications close.
If you have Alfred with the Powerpack you can do the same with a workflow which you can download here.