There is no easy way to do this with Windows. You can minimize all open windows by pressing the Windows key+M. Alt+4 will close one window at a time.
The Closer is a free downloadable program that allows you to close selected windows on your desktop. Simply select all to close every open window simultaneously.
As a bonus, here are some other Windows shortcut keys. WINDOWS:Display the Start menu. WINDOWS+D:Minimize or restore all windows. WINDOWS+E: Display Windows Explorer. WINDOWS+TAB: Cycle through buttons on the taskbar. WINDOWS+F: Display Find: All Files. CTRL+WINDOWS+F Display Find: Computer.
WINDOWS+F1: Display Help.WINDOWS+R: Display the Run command. WINDOWS+BREAK: Display the System Properties dialog box. SHIFT+WINDOWS+M: Undo minimize all windows. Other use full keyboard shortcuts include: CTRL+F4: Close the current window in(MDI) programs. ALT+F4: Close the current window or quit a program. ALT+SPACEBAR: Display the current window's system menu. SHIFT+F10: Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. CTRL+ESC: Display the Start menu. ALT+HYPHEN:Display the system menu for MDI programs. CTRL+V: Paste. ALT+TAB: Switch to another window by holding down ALT while repeatedly pressing TAB.
Fun with the SHIFT key Hold down SHIFT with the following: When inserting a CD-ROM, to skip auto-run While holding down CTRL and dragging to the desktop or to a folder, creates an instant shortcut. (Of course, you can do the same thing by clicking and holding the right mouse button, letting go on the desktop, and choosing "create shortcut.")
SHIFT+F10: equivalent of right-click
SHIFT+DEL: Deletes immediately, without removing to Recycle Bin
SHIFT+TAB: Moves to previous control in the dialog box (TAB alone goes forward, SHIFT+TAB backward)
Fun with Function keys in Explorer:
F2 - Rename object
F3 - Find: All files
F4 - Selects the Go to A Different Folder box on the taskbar, and moves down the entries
F5 - refreshes current window
F6 - Moves among panes
Fun with the Windows Key If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard (or any other keyboard with a Windows key), you have access to all kinds of shortcuts.
Hold down the Windows key with the following: By itself - brings up the Start Menu Windows+R - opens the "Run" dialog box Windows+M - Minimize all Windows+SHIFT+M - Undo minimize all Windows+E - Windows Explorer Windows+F - Find files or folders Windows+D - minimize all open windows and show desktop Windows+CTRL+F - Find computer Windows+TAB - Cycle through Taskbar buttons Windows+BREAK - shows System Properties dialog box
Windows Tip: One Click Shutdown Want to shutdown or restart Windows with one mere mouse click? Then get ready to have some fun with RUNDLL32. One-click shutdown If you have Clean Sweep Deluxe you may want to disable it before proceeding.
On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut. (In other words, create a new shortcut.)Then on the following path name type: C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace C with the correct letter of the hard drive. That's all. Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.
Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key box.
One-click restart On the desktop, right-click and select New, then Shortcut. (In other words, create a new shortcut.) Then on the following path name type in C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec If the C: drive is not your local drive, replace C with the correct letter of the hard drive. That's all.
For even better functions, you could also create a shortcut key under the Properties of the shortcut you just made. That's all folks! NOTE: If the file does not work, try copying and pasting the path name. Remember to replace the C: drive with the local drive letter.