Close All LabVIEW Windows Except One

Sep 21st, 2012 by Christina in "Hidden" Features, LabVIEW

I heard a feature request today for a menu item for “Close all windows but this one.”

It’s a reasonable request, but I’m not sure it’s worth adding an item to the (already large) set of menus in LabVIEW today.

That’s because there’s already a way to close windows other than visiting them one by one: the All Windows dialog.

  • From the menu, select Window>>All Windows or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+W.
  • In the dialog, select all, either by using the standard listbox multi-selection (click and Shift+Click) or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A.
  • Deselect the window(s) you want to keep open, e.g. by using Ctrl+Click.
  • Press the Close Windows button.

In addition, when you’re working in a project (which you really should do!), there’s a menu item in the Project Explorer for exactly what was requested: File>>Close All (this Project).

These menu items are handy when you want to “clean up” after debugging many subVIs.

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