Re: quit menu item

Ryan Cresawn wrote:
> ) On Mon, Jul 06, 1998 at 12:56:03PM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
> ) > * Marko Macek
> ) > | Gleef wrote:
> ) > | > Therefore I would vote that Preferences... be required to be
> ) > | > under File.  It's not pretty, but it would be consistant.  And
> ) > | > besides, Preferences are stored in a File, so it isn't a
> ) > | > non-sensical location.
> ) > |
> ) > | I disagree. File menu should only contain options related to the
> ) > | file.
> ) >
> ) > Where should one put Quit/Exit then? :)
> ) In a "Main" menu or something like that ?
> One thing that I have always liked about MacOS is the fact that "Quit"
> is always in the same place with the same keyboard shortcut and it
> isn't repeated.  I know this is too much to ask but wouldn't it be
> nice if there were only one way to quit an application instead of 2 or
> 3?  For instance, with xemacs open I can quite it buy typing the
> following:
> M-x kill-emacs OR
> C-x C-c OR
> by clicking on "File", then dragging to "Quit XEmacs" OR
> by clicking on the "X" provided by WindowMaker OR
> by right-clicking on the titlebar and selecting "Kill" via WindowMaker
> Would it be possible to avoid such confusion in gnome by reducing the
> number of ways to quit an application?  I personally like the idea of
> eliminating "Quit" from applications or eliminating the "X" from the
> window manager.

funny you should mention this; i was about to add that user interfaces
with more than one means to accomplish a goal are easier for a new user
to stumble across the "right way" to get what she wants, done.

another area of contention, i'm sure, and not one that i feel strongly
about, but it's worth noting and also must be stated that there must
indeed be a standard way to quit programs (and do anything else that's
as global as quitting) regardless of how many "alternative" paths exist.

"Whoever saves one life saves the whole world in time." --Talmud

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