At any time, do one of the following:
Click the Close box in the MATLAB® desktop.
Click on the left side of the desktop title bar and select Close.
the command prompt.
MATLAB closes after:
To set a preference that displays a confirmation dialog box when you exit:
On the Home tab, in the Environment section, click Preferences.
Select MATLAB > General > Confirmation Dialogs.
Select the Confirm before exiting MATLAB check box and click OK.
MATLAB then displays the following dialog box when you exit.
You can also display your own exit confirmation dialog box using
finish.m script, as described in the following
When MATLAB exits, it runs the script
finish.m exists in the current folder or anywhere
on the search path. You create the file
statements such as saving the workspace or displaying a confirmation
dialog box. There are two sample files in
you can use as the basis for your own
finishsav.m — Includes a
so the workspace is saved to a MAT-file.
finishdlg.m — Displays a
confirmation dialog box that allows you to cancel quitting.