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@Vierkantor macOS's Finder is annoying because you can't close it with the Command-Q shortcut or hide it with the Command-H shortcut. Instead, you have to press Command-W to close it.

I used to use Windows before I got a Mac, and I could use Alt + F4 to close everything.

The best compromise for me, that saves time, is to not close any apps and just log out of the computer when I'm done.

@vital876 That's an interesting perspective! I grew up with Mac OS (before there even was an X in the name). Back then, the Finder was very different from other programs like a text editor, so not being able to quit made sense. I definitely see how it does not make much sense nowadays.

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@Vierkantor My first operating system was Windows Vista on a 2005(?) Dell desktop computer.

The only time I would use a Mac is when I would go to one of the libraries me and my Mom used to go to. I would spend a lot of time on Google Earth on that computer.

A year ago, I got a Macbook as my first laptop that was for me (not a family computer). I've been learning the differences between Windows and macOS for a while now. They're similar in some ways, but completely different in others.

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