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Re: Settled: Re: Quit vs Close - Quicklists


I think i agree with this. But should not "force" an application to close, like the kill command.
Example Gedit (or other text editor), if i have some unsaved text, forcing or ending process, will not give me the "do you want to save your work" dialogue and just closes everything.

Windows7 on the other hand, uses a more descriptive text for closing one or multiple windows (pic):

It gives you all the save dialogues for your work.

It does exactly what it says. Close the app windows. Apps that dont 
quit, because they usually are meant to stay working in the background 
just minimize to the windows tray (some give you a notification bubble 
to make the user more aware of this functionality.).

dockbarx also has similar close dialogues:

one window:

multiple windows:

So if quit is to be implemented correctly, will need some testing. Else, the "close" seems to be a more traditional approach that is also  crossplatform.

> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:56:42 +0000
> From: mark@xxxxxxxxxx
> To: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Unity-design] Settled: Re:  Quit vs Close - Quicklists
> We can settle this straightforwardly:
>   * closing windows is done with the window controls
>   * there should be only one menu in the quicklist, Quit
>      => that should completely stop the application and free up its memory
> Mark
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