I have created an automator quick action that runs the following apple script
tell application "System Events" set frontApp to name of first application process whose frontmost is true --retrieves name of open application end tell tell application frontApp repeat while window 2 exists close window 2 end repeat end tell
It works; however, it takes a while to run if I have a lot of windows open.
Is there a way to close all windows simultaneously except for the frontmost one?
I typed in
tell application "Finder" to close every window from 2 to 5
After I compiled it, it automatically changed to
tell application "Finder" to close ( windows 2 thru 5 ). However, I get the error message
error "Finder got an error: Can’t get windows 2 thru 3." number -1728 from windows 2 thru 3. So, then, it accepts the structure of the command, but I'm still missing something.
Edit: I tried the following script
tell application "Finder" close (every window where index is greater than 1) end tell
However, I get the error
"Finder got an error: Handler can’t handle objects of this class." number -10010
Why does this not work?