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Topic Title: Closing applications
Topic Summary: Closing applications on task bar
Created On: 06/17/2021 09:05 PM
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 Closing applications   - Dudditz - 06/17/2021 09:05 PM  
 Closing applications   - dilligence - 06/18/2021 09:00 AM  
 Closing applications   - Dudditz - 06/22/2021 02:12 AM  
 Closing applications   - PG LTU - 06/18/2021 09:57 AM  
 Closing applications   - dilligence - 06/18/2021 10:24 AM  
 Closing applications   - zmcgohan - 07/22/2021 02:31 PM  
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Dudditz
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I'm having a problem which seems like it should be really simple but I just can't work it out. I would like to be able to exit applications that are minimised on the taskbar on the desktop, without having to open the application window first.

I have tried saying "Exit application ..." and "close application ...", etc, but it doesn't work .

Hope you can help.

 



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Kingsley Mudd

 06/18/2021 09:00 AM
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Unless you are killing a process directly (and ungracefully) you cannot properly close an application without somehow focusing/activating it first. And depending on the contents of its window it will ask you to save your changes or not.

 

That being said (and assuming you are using DPI 14/15), both approaches can be done via one single voice command with SP 6 PRO. You may be interested in the second part of this demonstration video:

 

 

 

 

 

If you don't care whether changes from a particular application should be saved or not you can also use the SP 6 PRO Process Killer©



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 06/22/2021 02:12 AM
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Dudditz
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Much appreciated, guys.
Cheers



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Kingsley Mudd

 06/18/2021 09:57 AM
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Or the handy SpeechStart "SHOW Taskbar" and "RIGHT Click #" commands that quickly bring up an application's context menu that almost always has a proper "Close" option . . .

 

While _technically_ the window is active in such a case, it remains minimized during the process so probably not distracting.



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 06/18/2021 10:24 AM
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That's three commands:

 

"SHOW Taskbar"

"RIGHT Click <number>"

"(click) Close window"

 

That last one by the way does not respond on my system (so I need to click it manually ).

 

With SP 6 PRO it's just one single command:

 

Close <application>

 

As you can see in the video you can even use only part of the window name. So that ergonomically reduces speech input to an absolute minimum. 



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The below commands are what I use with Vocola. It operates by cycling through the taskbar using {Win+t}.

Usage examples:

"close chrome" -- If only one Chrome window is open, it will be closed whether it is focused or not
"close notes 2" -- This will close the second Notepad window I have open, focused or not

SwitchTask(taskIndex, windowIndex) := Keys.SendInput({Win_hold}t{Win_release}) Wait(100)
Repeat(EvalTemplate('%i - 1', $taskIndex), {Right})
When($windowIndex, {Up} Repeat(EvalTemplate('%i - 1', $windowIndex), {Right}))
{Enter};

<taskbar_shortcut> := (
Splore = 1
| Edge = 2
| Mail = 3
| Teams = 4
| Code = 5
| Stud = 6
| Term = 7
| Notes = 8
| Chrome = 9
);

Close <taskbar_shortcut> [1..99] = SwitchTask($1, $2) Wait(500) {Alt+F4};



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