RedQuits
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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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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orkid68 reviewed on 26 Aug 2012
Would be more useful if you could establish an exceptions list.
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fubster21 reviewed on 14 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 2.0]


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alivato reviewed on 14 Jun 2012
How to load RedQuits in minimized mode?

???
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Kzx72 reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 2.0]

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Kzx72 replied on 13 Dec 2011
Dev - When I log in or restart OS X, the RedQuits preference window is there on my desktop. Any way to permanently hide this?
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alivato replied on 14 Jun 2012
Do you solved this problem?
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Kzx72 replied on 15 Jul 2012
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.
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alivato replied on 16 Jul 2012
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.
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Kzx72 replied on 27 Jul 2012
I'm using v. 2 but I'd like to get ahold of an earlier version to see if there's any changes.
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JML54 reviewed on 15 Nov 2011
Works great, but for MS Office 2011 applications.
[Version 2.0]

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JML54 replied on 15 Nov 2011
That should be but NOT for MS Office.
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JML54 replied on 17 Nov 2011
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.
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JML54 replied on 19 Nov 2011
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.
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orkid68 replied on 26 Aug 2012
No, "but for" is a valid phrase. You can say "I would have gotten away with it, too, but for those meddling kids!"
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Jetfiredx reviewed on 16 Sep 2011
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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tmtsui reviewed on 18 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Carsten Mielke (developer) replied on 18 Aug 2011
Did you enabled the access for assistive devices? Whithout it, it can´t work.
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2y2d reviewed on 15 Aug 2011
Sorry but always doesn't run on :
 MacMini 1.66 GHz intel Core Duo OSX 10.6.8 
:(
[Version 1.1.1]

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Carsten Mielke (developer) replied on 15 Aug 2011
Sorry do hear that. Does it not run or does it not work? Any additional info would help do fix the problem :)
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2y2d replied on 15 Aug 2011
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… :(
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Ronnysteady replied on 16 Aug 2011
Did you start the app and do see it's icon in the dock? The app doesn't run in background...
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2y2d replied on 16 Aug 2011
Good diagnosis Doctor Ronnysteady ;)
Works better when I launch the app :-P
I was shure it works in background :(
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Ronnysteady replied on 16 Aug 2011
*lol*
I made the same mistake...
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Robotank commented on 14 Aug 2011
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!
[Version 1.1]

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Carsten Mielke (developer) replied on 14 Aug 2011
I like the secondary click idea.
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Henrique Azevedo replied on 15 Aug 2011
I like the both ideas
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Xplora commented on 13 Aug 2011
Windows is application centric (a window is the application), Mac OS X is document centric (a window is the document and not the application), that is the reason Mac OS X does not close the application when you close the last window.
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Carsten Mielke (developer) replied on 13 Aug 2011
I know, but it´s still sometimes just annoying.
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JCH2 replied on 13 Aug 2011
You've got it backwards, Xplora. Something that is application centric wouldn't pass upward a close of a window... because the window is a document... or more correctly a dataset used by the application. Closing a dataset/file does not mean close the application. It is the Mac that is therefor app centric, so closing a dataset doesn't affect the application; you have to send and application-centric command to do that.

Something that is document [dataset/file] centric would close an application when there's no more need for it (hence all related data files have been closed). And by the by... there are many and many and many applications in Windows (Linux, etc.) which don't close the app when you close the last data file.

This is just a holdover for the oldest standards gui (environment) overlays first used with UNIX (and commonly with early Linux). It has far less to do this "Mac" OSes of any ilk that Mac proponents know.
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RavenNevermore replied on 15 Aug 2011
@JCH2, no, you are incorrect. There is no "datasets," there are documents.

As an example, if I open Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, I expect the application to be running even though I have no documents open. The LAST thing I would want is to have to restart Photoshop every time I close an image.

On Windows, the document window is also the application window, since the menu bars are on the document window and not part of the OS as on the Mac.

Some Mac applications do indeed quit when you close the last document window, but this is not normal Mac behavior.

Also you say: " Closing a dataset/file does not mean close the application." but that's exactly what happens with Windows programs, and what this app does. When you close the last document window, you close the application.
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Dmitry Novikov rated on 18 Aug 2012

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Ronnysteady rated on 16 Nov 2011

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carmie rated on 26 Aug 2011

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carmie rated on 24 Aug 2011

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carmie rated on 11 Aug 2011

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Version Downloads:8,799
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:26 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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