Std CloseActiveWindow

From FreeCAD Documentation

Std CloseActiveWindow

Menu location
File → Close
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Std CloseAllWindows


The Std CloseActiveWindow command closes the active window. To close a document all its windows must be closed.


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Select the File → Close option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+F4.
  2. To close a document: repeat this for all windows belonging to it.
  3. When closing the last window of a document that has not been saved, a dialog box will prompt you to save it:
    • Press the Save button to save the document. If required enter a filename first.
    • Press the Discard button to discard the document and lose all changes.


  • When the dialog box is displayed: press Esc or the Cancel button to abort the command.


  • The command can only close docked windows.
  • A document can also be closed by right-clicking it in the Tree view and selecting Close document from the context menu.


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

To close a document use the closeDocument method of the FreeCAD application. For a scripting example see Std New.