"Close Other Windows" in Finder?

"Maniuplate Window" action doesn't seem to have an option to close inactive windows of the same active app.

Here's a topic that might get you started.

Hey Alex,

Not directly, but @cdthomer has clued you in to the way of doing this natively with Keyboard Maestro.

Alternatively you could use an AppleScript in an Execute an AppleScript action:

# Auth: Christopher Stone
# dCre: 2022/02/21 00:15
# dMod: 2022/02/21 00:15 
# Appl: System Events
# Task: Close Windows Other Than the Frontmost One.
# Libs: None
# Osax: None
# Tags: @Applescript, @Script, @System_Events, @Close, @Windows, @Other-Than, @Frontmost

tell application "System Events"
   tell (first application process whose frontmost is true)
      set winList to windows
      set winListCount to length of winList
      if length of winList > 1 then
         set winList to rest of winList
         repeat with theWindow in winList
            tell theWindow
                  tell (first button whose subrole is "AXCloseButton")
                     perform action "AXPress"
                  end tell
               end try
            end tell
         end repeat
         display notification (winListCount as text) & " Window Was Open!" with title "Close Windows Failed" subtitle "····································" sound name "Tink"
      end if
   end tell
end tell


This should work with most normal apps, although you may end up with unsaved windows asking you what to do in some of them.

That would be true too with Keyboard Maestro native actions of course.

And I have a script in the thread Chris T. recommended that works specifically with the Finder.


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