how to close window on mac

How to Close a Window on Mac – TUTORIAL

how to close window on macIf you have finished viewing or editing content on an open Mac window i bet you want to know how to get it out from under your nose and close it…

By closing all of the windows that you have finished browsing or working on, you will not only prevent the frustrating problem of always clicking on the wrong window in search for the correct one, but it can also help speed up your Mac. Did you know that having too many windows open can put your Mac processor under so much strain that it can actually hinder its performance causing it to run sluggish! So lesson learnt- shut down your windows once you are done with them! Here’s how…

How to Close a Window on Mac

Like most functions on an Apple Mac, there is more than one method to do something. In this case there is three.

Interesting point – If you have not already saved the information in your window (for example it is a text document) then a pop up dialog box will appear to prompt you to take action. It will display the options to Save, Cancel and keep the window open or Close to discard any changes and ditch the window and its content.

Method 1
This first method is certainly the easiest and least fiddly. Take note of the three coloured circles at the top left of your window. Green (+) is to enlarge a minimized window,Yellow (-) is to minimize and Red (x) is to close your window.

For this task you would want to click on the red circle to exit your Mac window.

Method 2
On your tool bar you will see the tab ‘File’. Scroll up and click on this. From the drop down menu select the ‘Close Window’ option.

Method 3
This fancy trick is a good one to use if you are in a hurry, your to lazy to use your mouse and cursor or would like to impress your mates. Using your keyboard press down on the key with the ‘Apple logo’ on (this should be situated on the right side of your space bar). Now at the same time reach up and tap the ‘W’ key.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)