In Finder, I had a ton of files selected, and I ran Get Info instead of Show Inspector. This opens an info window for each file, instead of a single multiple info window.

How can I close every info window without restarting Finder ?

  • I just tested (Mac OS X Yosemite): you can save that Applescript line in an Applescript as an application, then drag it to your Finder's toolbar. Click it any time to close all info windows. Now if I knew how to close the View Options window (the one called up by Cmd-J), I'd add that to the script, too. Looking for that now.
    – mapsy
    Jul 17, 2015 at 15:21

2 Answers 2


You could also run this in AppleScript Editor:

tell application "Finder" to close every information window

Doing Option+Command+W will close all windows at once.

This works for any window based Application.

  • 1
    I don't want to close Finder windows, just the info windows.
    – alecail
    Jun 21, 2013 at 9:49
  • @Antoine Doing this will, indeed, close any open Finder windows but it will close, too, all the info windows.
    – Thecafremo
    Jun 21, 2013 at 9:53
  • I'm not sure, but I remember doing this in the past by command or alt clicking on the close button of the inspector window. Maybe in 10.6.
    – alecail
    Jun 21, 2013 at 9:57

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