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How do I close all open documents without closing the app?


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Is it possible to close all open documents with a single click without closing the app? In Photoshop you can right click on the tab of any of the open documents and then choose "close all". This closes all open documents but keeps Photoshop open for futher work. I can't seem to do this in Photo, is it possible?

Aleksandar Mitov
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Thanks, this works as a temporary workaround.  :)  I was hoping for a one click solution. So should I assume it's not possible at the moment? Maybe I should file a feature request if that's the case.

Aleksandar Mitov
www.renarvisuals.com CGI and 3D rendering services
email: office@renarvisuals.com

Affinity Photo 2.5.0  Windows 10 Pro x64 ver. 22H2  AMD Ryzen 7950X 16-core + 64 GB DDR5  GeForce RTX 3090 24GB + driver 551.86

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On a Mac    Command-Option-w      should do the trick.

 

Does not seem to work in either Affinity app.

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1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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FWIW, it's a feature request and not a bug. In some apps, holding down Option will change what's shown in the menus but this is not true for every app, it's up to the developer. If you try TextEdit and open File menu, pressing Option will change the Close menu command to Close All and the Duplicate command to Save As.

User experience designers have debated this approach for years. It's terrible for discovery because you have to open each menu and toggle Option to see if anything changes to discover if there are any features you don't know about. It's great for power users or those who read the manual but simply adding a separate Close All command would be more useful, although it would take up more space.

It doesn't appear that Serif is using Option to modify the behaviour of any of its menu commands* which makes sense given it's a cross-platform app.

* There is one exception, Option modifies the Window > Tile Window to Left of Screen command to become Move Window to Left Side of Screen. Same for the Right Side obviously.

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For those interested, Close All is coming in 2.1, now in Beta. For info on how it will work: 

 

To participate in the Beta: https://affinity.serif.com/affinity-beta-program

 

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