Re: [Usability]Keeping the Quit menu item
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Julien Olivier <julo altern org>
- Cc: Joshua Adam Ginsberg <joshg myrealbox com>, Dave Bordoley <bordoley pilot msu edu>, usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability]Keeping the Quit menu item
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:58:53 -0500
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 10:54:40PM +0100, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > There's no user-visible concept of a process.
> Not that I want to be sarcastic but there is a user-visible concept of a
> process: when an app crashes, all the windows that use its process die
> with it. In such a case, users can see that these windows belonged to
> the same process. And most of the time they get frustrated because they
> don't find it logical to have windows dying because of a crash of
> another window.
Well, by that argument all windows should be a separate process, so
you wouldn't need a Quit menu.
But the only real conclusion here is "crashes are not
user-explainable, and we should try to keep them from happening"
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