Thoughts on quitting and window controls

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Apr 8 01:45:45 UTC 2010

Davyd McColl wrote:

> For what my input is worth, I'd just like to point out that I'm one of
> those people who is annoyed when an app which runs in the systray *exits*
> when I close the interface window (main or otherwise). For apps that
> support the "minimise to tray" functionality instead of "closing the
> window minimises to tray" idea, I find it particularly difficult to
> re-train myself to minimise instead of close. To me, minimise means
> "minimise to the task bar".
> Personally, I don't think that an extra button in the title-bar would cut
> the mustard either. 

Neither do I - but for, apparently, opposite reasons.  I don't understand 
why we need, or even want, "minimize to tray" and "minimize to task bar" 
(aargh, please don't push _my_ buttons, and write "minimise" :-) )

Surely an app should minimize to one or the other, in which case "Close" 
could close.

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