Thoughts on quitting and window controls

Akkana Peck akkana at
Wed Apr 7 04:05:08 UTC 2010

Jonathan Blackhall writes:
> It's very confusing for me when I click the big 'X' in my window controls,
> only to find that the application I was attempting to close has since been
> minimized to my system try (or notification area or its respective indicator
> applet or wherever it goes instead of quitting).

I hit that recently with gwibber. Thought maybe it could be a good
alternative to the difficult Facebook website ... but then I quit
it, or at least told it to quit, and later found random gwibber
windows popping up.

The result was that it taught me not to use gwibber for anything,
because running it even to try it out means a hassle later when I
have to run ps to find it and kill it.


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