Thoughts on quitting and window controls

Bruno Girin brunogirin at
Wed Apr 7 09:02:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 21:05 -0700, Akkana Peck wrote:
> 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.

At least Gwibber gives you the choice: just go to Gwibber -> Preferences
and you can check / uncheck "Minimise to tray on close".


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