Closing A Window With The Keyboard

[ad]Hi Elizabeth,

I just have a simple question, what is the key combination for shutting down a window when it won’t X out?

I use Windows 7.

Thanks so much, Arlene

Dear Arlene,

When you want to close a window and either can’t get to the X or it is not responding, you can use the keyboard combination, “Alt + F4”

When you hold down the Alt key, and press the F4 key (located in the top row of the keyboard) it closes the active window.

If you tap the F4 key repeatedly until all windows are closed, it will then begin a shutdown of Windows.



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