Launch Automator. Click Application in the template window. Under the actions list scroll down to Quit All Applications. Drag it to the space on the right. Go to Save, name it what you want and save it.
If you want to get inventive when you make the app you can choose any apps you don't want to shut down under Do Not Quit, use the Add button.
To put the app you made in your Menu Bar launch AppleScript Editor. Go to its Preferences and set the bottom check boxes like below.
You'll now see an AppleScript icon somewhere on the right side of the Menu Bar. Click it and click Open Scripts Folder. Drag the Quit All app you made to the folder, it will then appear under the AppleScript Menu.
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Thanks Jim. However, I followed your instructions to the letter. The script icon shows up, the "quit all apps" folder is there but when I click on it, nada! I even restarted my computer thinking that might help, no go. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted By: Leslie
The script icon shows up, the "quit all apps" folder is there but when I click on it, nada!
Did you mean a "quit all apps" folder or the app you made in Automator.
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So are these the hoops you jumped through? You made the app in Automator (you made sure you clicked Application in the template window), from the Automator Save menu saved it somewhere and named it, enabled the AppleScript menu from AppleScript Editor, opened the Scripts Folder from the AppleScript menu, then either placed the app there or made a new folder called "quit all apps" and moved the app you made into that folder?
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