Is there a way to have MacOS close programs by pressing the "x" on the upper right of any window instead of having to close it through the task bar menu? All OS's have that ability.
A1181, Mac OS X (10.6), Black MacBook
Is there a way to have MacOS close programs by pressing the "x" on the upper right of any window instead of having to close it through the task bar menu?
The simple answer is no.
By way of explanation: just because I've finished, say, writing a letter doesn’t mean I'm finished with the Word Processor. So why should it quit just because I close the window.
The rule of thumb is: can I do anything without a window in that app? If I can then it doesn't quit when the window closes. So, finish one letter, close the Window and go command - n and open a new window, (or File -> New) and write another. So, iTunes will continue to play music even though you've closed the window, Photoshop remains open even though I've edited that photo, waiting for the next one.
If, on the other hand, there's nothing can do in the app without a Window, then it Quits. So, iPhoto, Aperture and SytemPreferences all quit when you close the Window.
It's one of the differences between Windows and Macs. Like having a Menu Bar independent of the Window and so on.