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[Bug 1004908] Re: Shutting Down shows Crashing Windows


Confirmed. This annoys me too.

Part of the problem I think is that gtk-window-decorator (and compiz?)
is killed before all the applications. So suddenly all your windows lose
their borders and titles, and Unity vanishes too, but the apps still
linger a bit longer.

Visually it's jarring and does look like something has crashed.
Ironically, I believe until recently it actually was the unityshell (in
the compiz process) crashing. But compiz and unity should not be told to
shut down until the windows are closed or hidden at least.

I suggest either:
1. A full screen shutdown splash; or
2. Hiding all windows during shutdown (the same as Ctrl+Super+D).

I prefer #2. That way if logout/shutdown fails or hangs for some reason,
you can get your desktop back rather than being stuck with a hung splash

** Summary changed:

- Shutting Down shows Crashing Windows
+ Logging out looks like applications are crashing (unprofessional)

** Also affects: ayatana-design
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  Logging out looks like applications are crashing (unprofessional)

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