Close all figures except those listed

Version (1.46 KB) by Karl
Close all figures except those listed by the user.
Updated 22 Jun 2009

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Currently, if you have many figures open at once, but decide you only want to keep one or two of them, you have to manually close all the other figures. This function is a simple tool for keeping the figures you want and closing all the others. Also, called with no arguments, 'cab' is a convenient, three-letter replacement for 'close all'.

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Karl (2024). Close all figures except those listed (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Fixed 'last' option so it actually closes the last figure opened, rather than the current figure.