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RedQuits is there to help if you have ever tried to close an application with its red button and wondered why it is still open. With RedQuits, all programs now quit when there's only one window left for that program. If you want to quit and close all open windows of a program, just uncheck "Quit only when 1 window is left for that app." in the preferences.

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • All programs now quit when there's only one window left for that program.
  • Now running entirely in the Background. No Dock icon anymore.
  • Can start automatically at Login

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Rondfranks Member IconComment+68
Rondfranks
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Adobe apps, such as Photoshop, don't shut down with red/left button currently, but I wasn't really surprised given the way that Adobe rolls.

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Version 2.0
Rondfranks
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Also, while RedQuits is running closing FireFox 29 with red button causes pinned tabs to not reload the next time FireFox is loaded.

I guess I'm sticking with command Q for now. It's become a habit for me anyway.

orkid68 Member IconReview+0
orkid68
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Would be more useful if you could establish an exceptions list.

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Version 2.0
fubster21 Member IconReview+0
fubster21
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this program would be awesome if it only reliably worked. every so often, it will just not close any apps (like google chrome, textpad, preview) even though it is running. I wish i knew what the problem was or what I could do. I am on snow leopard if that makes any difference.

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Version 2.0
alivato Member IconReview+0
alivato
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How to load RedQuits in minimized mode?

???

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Version 2.0
Kzx72 Member IconReview+121
Kzx72
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So far, it works with every program I've tried on my computer, native or otherwise.

Useful if you don't want unnecessary program windows being left open all over the place. I like using the command Q option to shut down an app but since switching to OS X, I miss being able to simply hit the red button to close an application.

RedQuits solves this dilemma I've had for years on my macbook.

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Version 2.0
Kzx72
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Dev - When I log in or restart OS X, the RedQuits preference window is there on my desktop. Any way to permanently hide this?

alivato
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Do you solved this problem?

Kzx72
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Alivato - Click anywhere on the desktop once the operating system is loaded to get rid of the window. Only option until minimization mode comes along.

alivato
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Sorry my English

In Redquits v.1 window can be minimized. That is, the boot could not show the window. But in one version, there is no point Quit only when 1 window is left for that app.

It is a pity that you can not hide it without clicking on the desktop.

I tried to hide it by applestsript, I did not work.

Kzx72
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I'm using v. 2 but I'd like to get ahold of an earlier version to see if there's any changes.

JML54 Member IconReview+9
JML54
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Works great, but for MS Office 2011 applications.

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Version 2.0
JML54
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That should be but NOT for MS Office.

JML54
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I also see the Preferences window flash briefly when the computer starts up. Why not use a menubar icon to access preferences? That allows hiding the application and permits easier access to preferences.

I would also like to see the ability to assign a left-click or right-click to either close the open application OR close only the open window. No keystrokes needed that way, either.

JML54
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Another problem, and a potentially big one. RedQuits will shut down menubar-based applications if you open/close their Preferences screens or some other option that opens a window. So it would be better behaved it you could EXCLUDE certain applications from triggering RedQuits. Or perhaps the option to left- or right-click would solve this issue for menubar-based applications.

orkid68
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No, "but for" is a valid phrase. You can say "I would have gotten away with it, too, but for those meddling kids!"

Jetfiredx Member IconReview+34
Jetfiredx
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Seems to work fine on my 2011 MBP with 10.7.1. Get's the job done with little fuss and hasn't failed to work or crash yet.

I plan on installing it on my wife's system since she tends to leave many apps open all the time when she doesn't need to.

One suggestion (and possible bug): On my system the app's preferences window opens every time the program launches after a reboot. Annoying if you are rebooting often as I was today troubleshooting a pen tablet driver issue.

And I agree with others that the icon is ... not great, but isn't in the dock on my setup so I don't mind too much.

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Version 2.0
tmtsui Member IconReview+12
tmtsui
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A pretty good idea.
Just downloaded and tested. However, it's not working on my MBA 2011 with Lion 10.7.1
Also hate that red x icon on the dock. If the future release could be run in the background without the dock icon, it would be great.

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Version 1.1.1
Carsten Mielke (Developer)
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Did you enabled the access for assistive devices? Whithout it, it can´t work.

2y2d Member IconReview+1
2y2d
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Sorry but always doesn't run on :
 MacMini 1.66 GHz intel Core Duo OSX 10.6.8 
:(

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Version 1.1.1
Carsten Mielke (Developer)
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Sorry do hear that. Does it not run or does it not work? Any additional info would help do fix the problem :)

2y2d
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as I said :doesn't run on 10.6.8
teted with 5 windowZ in text edit 4 eXample
ans when I click on the "x" button on the window = it doesn't quit the app… just close the windows as usualy… :(

Ronnysteady
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Did you start the app and do see it's icon in the dock? The app doesn't run in background...

2y2d
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Good diagnosis Doctor Ronnysteady ;)
Works better when I launch the app :-P
I was shure it works in background :(

Ronnysteady
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*lol*
I made the same mistake...

Robotank Member IconComment+969
Robotank
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This utility works well enough and can be quite convenient, though I think a little flexibility would go a long way. I'd like to politely suggest an option to have a secondary click on the red button quit the app, so the button's normal functionality could be retained as well. This seems especially important in Lion with its Resume feature, as you may sometimes want to close a particular window before quitting an app to prevent a particular document or file from reappearing next time you start that app. Oh, and an option to make the app menu bar and/or faceless instead of Dock only would also be great. Anyway, thanks for the free app!

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Version 1.1
Carsten Mielke (Developer)
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I like the secondary click idea.

Henrique Azevedo
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I like the both ideas

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Dmitry Novikov
Version 2.0
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alivato
Version 2.0
user icon+3
Ronnysteady
Version 2.0
user icon+5
carmie
Version 2.0
user icon+5
carmie
Version 1.1.1
user icon+5
carmie
Version 1.0
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Details

Downloads 11,088
Version Downloads 10,606
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 26 Aug 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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